November 18, 2020 – Mickey Mouse Birthday | National Vichyssoise Day

Before He Became A Cartoon Icon, This Mouse Was In Silent Movies. Do You Know What His First Line Was?

Welcome to November 18th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a mighty mouse and a cold classic. More after the break.

Today we give a shout out to the world’s most popular cartoon character: Mickey Mouse. Almost everyone knows Walt Disney’s loveable rodent, but here are a few facts about Mickey that you might not have heard: His original name was Mortimer, but Disney’s wife made him change it. His first appearance was in the 1928 silent cartoon, Steamboat Willie. Mickey didn’t speak until the following year’s animated feature The Carnival Kid, in which he worked as a food vendor. His first words were “Hot dog! Hot dog!” He was the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1978. Today we celebrate the birthday of this little mouse who’s made a big impact

Though some like it hot, most people know the soup Vichyssoise is best served cold.  Here in the States this French classic was first served at the Ritz Carlton by chef Louis Diat in the Summer of 1917. The chef was inspired to recreate the potato and leek soup of his childhood in France.  But how did the French come to love cold soup anyway?  Some believe that the tradition began with King Louis the XV who was so afraid of being poisoned that he had many servants taste his soup first.  By the time it was approved for his consumption, the soup was cold and that is how King Louis came to prefer it.  On National Vichyssoise Day we invite you to rediscover this culinary classic.  

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