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National Mousse Day

Today celebrates mousse, a food that originated in France, where its literal translation is "foam". It became popular in 18th century France, but did not become prominent in the United States until the end of the 19th century. It is soft, and is often light and fluffy, but can also be creamy and thick. It can be sweet or savory, and is often served chilled, although some types are served hot. The sweet variety of mousse is made from whipped egg whites and whipped cream, and is flavored with things such as chocolate, coffee, caramel, nuts, fruit, and herbs and spices, such as mint and vanilla. It is served as a dessert, and can be used as a cake filling. The savory variety is made from ingredients such as meat, seafood, cheese, and vegetables.

How to Observe National Mousse Day

Celebrate the day by eating mousse! Try your hand at making both sweet and savory mousses.

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