National Cassoulet Day

January 9

When is National Cassoulet Day?

National Cassoulet Day happens on Tuesday January 9, 2024.

The Cozy Comfort of National Cassoulet Day

As the chill of January takes hold, food lovers across the nation turn their attention to a French culinary treasure on National Cassoulet Day, celebrated every 9th of January. This day is dedicated to cassoulet, a hearty dish steeped in tradition and warmth, perfect for winter’s cold embrace.

TThe Essence of Cassoulet:

Originating from the south of France, cassoulet is a slow-cooked casserole that traditionally consists of white beans, duck or sausage, and sometimes mutton, each ingredient simmering in harmony to create a deep, rich flavor profile. Its name is derived from the pot it’s traditionally cooked in — the “cassole” of Castelnaudary.

The Regional Twist:

Cassoulet varies by region, with towns such as Castelnaudary, Carcassonne, and Toulouse each boasting their own version of this classic dish. While some may argue over the ‘correct’ ingredients, all agree on the comforting effect of this French country staple.

Culinary Celebrations:

  • Cooking Competitions: National Cassoulet Day sees chefs and home cooks alike competing in preparing the most authentic and delicious cassoulet, celebrating the nuances that different ingredients bring to the table.
  • Restaurant Specials: Many French eateries feature cassoulet on their menus, giving diners the chance to savor this dish without spending hours in the kitchen.

Cassoulet: A Dish for Everyone:

National Cassoulet Day is more than just an ode to a single dish; it’s a celebration of culinary history, regional pride, and the simple pleasure of a meal made well. As we tuck into our bowls, we’re reminded of the power of food to warm the soul and bring people together, one hearty bite at a time.

When does National Cassoulet Day happen next year?

National Cassoulet Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thursday January 9, 2025
  • Friday January 9, 2026
  • Saturday January 9, 2027
  • Sunday January 9, 2028
  • Tuesday January 9, 2029

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