January 15, 2014

Did You Know. . .

that "Cordon Bleu" is a french term which means blue ribbon?

that "Chicken Cordon Bleu" is not really a french dish?  Most evidence suggests that it really is an American dish created in the U.S. based on stuffed meat recipes from Europe.

that the first reference to the term "Chicken Cordon Bleu" is traced back to 1962?  It appeared in an United Airlines ad (according to the Food Timeline website).  It was during this time that this dish started to be seen on American restaurant menus.

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