The 19th of October is Seafood Bisque Day.
It’s the designated day to celebrate a bowl of creamy seafood crustacean soup.
It is a very flavourful soup that is rich, smooth and velvety.
Do you like yours thickened with the ground-up crustacean shells?
Vegan versions of bisque might be made with coconut milk and squash, tomato, mushroom or red pepper, but then they wouldn’t actually count for today, being as it is seafood bisque day. Perhaps one from seaweed?
Wherever you enjoy some bisque today, just remember, don’t be shellfish — share your bisque!
Seafood bisque recipes (Betty Crocker)
Lobster Bisque (New York Times)
The earliest mention that CooksInfo is aware for for a “Seafood Bisque Day” in October dates from 2005 in Nevada:
“Oct. 19 is National Seafood Bisque Day.” — Trivia / Oct. 25 is National Greasy Foods Day. Reno, Nevada: Reno Gazette-Journal. Wednesday, 5 October 2005. Page 5G, col. 4.
The source is attributed to: “Practically Useless Information: “Food & Drink” by Norman Kolpas (Kolpas Media Inc.), 2005.
Ewald, Bay. 5 Places to Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Weekly. 19 October 2012. Accessed October 2021 at http://www.sfweekly.com/dining/5-places-to-celebrate-national-seafood-bisque-day/
National Seafood Bisque Day! Philadelphia, Pa: Quaker Valley Foods. 17 October 2018. Accessed October 2021 at https://quakervalleyfoods.com/national-seafood-bisque-day/
Strickland, Ashley. Breakfast buffet: National seafood bisque day. CNN. 19 October 2011. Accessed October 2021 at https://cnneatocracy.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/breakfast-buffet-national-seafood-bisque-day/
Today is Seafood Bisque Day. Cape Town, South Africa: The Daily Sun. 19 October 2018. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.dailysun.co.za/Success/SunFood/today-is-seafood-bisque-day-20181018