Hump Day is Here Guys and Dolls:
We do have a different kind of food holiday today. It is “PEKING DUCK DAY” that famous duck dish from Beijing that has been made since the imperial era of China. Peking Duck is known for the thin, crisp skin, with the real versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by a cook. These ducks are bred especially for the dish and are slaughtered after 65 days and are seasoned before being roasted in a closed oven or hung oven. The duck is eaten with pancakes, onions and hoisin sauce or a sweet bean sauce. I had Peking Duck made by a friend a long time ago and it was excellent. I’ve eaten regular duck once on a cruise and found it to be too greasy to enjoy.
Now for a little look back in history for today. Remember Moms and Dads retain this material in case those little ones pop those questions to you.
1535 – Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru.
1733 – 1st polar bear exhibited in America, Boston, Ma.
Enough knowledge for today. Have a great day and a wonderful evening Guys and Dolls, see you soon.