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September 3rd is National Welsh Rarebit Day
you're looking for something to do then break out some toast because
it's National Welsh Rarebit Day! Things are about to get sloppy!
Let's get right into celebrating National Welsh Rarebit Day!
WHY IS THIS A
You'd think with such a weird name that maybe there was a reason
for this specific day to be chosen, right? No, there is no reason for
it to be on this day. Well, then... Yep, it is a food holiday for the
same reason that many other days are food holidays! Someone made it,
people liked it and kept eating it and now they just want to celebrate
it. And that's why today is National Welsh Rarebit Day; it's as simple
as that! But there has to be something behind that name, right?
Oh yes, there is... a whole lot of hate on the Welsh, it seems! No
one's really sure why it's called that but there are many explanations
that don't paint a pretty picture of the Welsh. One is that it use to
be called Welsh rabbit way back in the early 1700's and if the Welsh
went rabbit hunting that this would end being their supper. Nice one,
you jerks! They can't be that bad at hunting, can they? Another
explanation dives deeper into hunting and says that the Welsh peasants
weren't allowed to eat rabbits that were caught on hunts on the land of
nobility, so they ate this instead. But there is yet again
another explanation that says that the Welsh couldn't afford good cuts
of meat so rabbit was the poor man's meat... and cheese was the poor
man's rabbit. So why would this be called Welsh rabbit (later somehow
changed to rarebit)? Well, it's toast with a cheese sauce poured over
it! It's almost like a cheese fondue except it uses cheddar cheese,
beer, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and other spices. It's quite the
rarebit of food but it's no rabbit! Are you curious enough to try
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, if you really want to
slack off today then you can try your very best to locate a restaurant
that serves Welsh rarebit, but good luck finding it! I've never seen it
on a menu but of course I've never really looked for it. It might be a
fun, little hunt for you but what are you supposed to eat when you
can't come home with some rarebit? What's cheaper than cheese sauce on
toast? Bread crumbs? No, I think you might have to buck up and make
some yourself. And honestly, it's not that hard at all to make.
So get to searching for an easy recipe online, shop for the ingredients
and start melting it down into a sauce! I opted not to use actual beer
when I made mine so that's an area you might want to modify too. You
could use your favorite beer, a bunch of different flavorful microbrews
or really any dark, carbonated beverage you want. You just have to keep
in mind the other ingredients and make sure that your beverage will
compliment the other flavors. So if you have a few drinks you want to
try then make a few batches. But you know, if you are Welsh then
why don't you go on a rabbit hunt today. Give the past a headbutt and
catch some rabbits on your own land and bring home supper! And hey,
feel free to mix it into your cheese sauce and eat like royalty
tonight! Have a great day and enjoy your sloppy toasty!