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Melba Toast Day

Date When Celebrated : Always March 23

Today is Melba Toast Day. But, just what is Melba toast? And, how did this special day come to be!?

Melba toast is a thin, dry slice of bread, that has been toasted to a crisp texture.

Melba Toast was originally named "Toast Marie", by its creator, famous chef Auguste Excoffier. Th name did not stick for long. Famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba, took ill and was on a limited diet, including dry toast. It was quickly renamed Melba Toast and became part of Nellie's diet while she was ill. There are conflicting dates when this occurred. Most dated place it in 1897 or 1901.  

Take a Guess: Who was Peach Melba named for? You guessed correctly!

 It is very easy to enjoy Melba Toast Day. Simply spread any kind of jelly, cheese, or other snack spread on pieces of melba toast. Then, chow down!

Other Names: This special day has also been referred to a: Toast Day and variations, including reference to it as a national day in the title.

Similar Days:

French Toast Day


Origin of "Melba Toast Day":

The origin and creator of Melba toast is well documented. Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This  holiday is occasionally referred to as a "National" day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.


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