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Today's Reason to Celebrate

September 24, 2011 was

National Cherries Jubilee Day

Celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day! Cherries jubilee is a classic flambé dessert made with cherries and liqueur (typically kirsch or brandy), served over vanilla ice cream.

The original recipe is attributed to French chef Auguste Escoffie who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria's jubilee celebrations. It is unclear whether it first appeared at the Golden Jubilee in 1887 or the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but it quickly became one of the most fashionable desserts of the era. For many years, cherries jubilee was a standard menu item at America’s finest restaurants, reaching the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. 

If you're looking for a dessert for a dinner party (even if it's not on National Cherries Jubilee Day), try making this vintage dish to impress your guests!

  • September 24, 2011 is also Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving & National Punctuation Day
  • September is National Piano Month & National Organic Harvest Month
  • This week is National Singles Week

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