Daily Culinary Quote: Cold Revenge on this National Gazpacho Day

To celebrate National Gazpacho Day, I’m posting one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite shows: The Venture Brothers.

The Phantom Limb: “Revenge, like gazpacho soup, is best served cold, precise, and merciless.”

The Monarch: “Yeah, yeah, you can never have enough precision in your soup.”


Yes, today is actually National Gazpacho Day, although I can’t locate enough information on it to confirm that it’s a real thing. For now I’m assuming it was set up through this group or something similar.

It’s also National Microwave Oven Day, National Pawnbrokers Day, National “Cook for Christmas” Day, National Miner’s Day*, St. Nicholas Day†, and Finland’s Independence Day‡.


*  National Miner’s Day is a real thing. It was established in 2009 by Congress to mark the anniversary of the worst mining accident in American history in Monogah, West Virgina in 1907, resulting in the deaths of 361 miners.

St. Nicholas Day is a real thing too, but I probably didn’t need to point that out. Anyway, here’s hoping Ben and Pen enjoyed their first Sinterklaasavond in Amsterdam last night.

‡ Finland’s Independence Day is a celebration of Finland’s declaration of independence from Russia in 1917 (and it’s also real…why would I make this stuff up?).

Quote Source:
“Showdown at Cremation Creek: Part 1”. The Venture Brothers, written by Doc Hammer and Christopher McCulloch (as Jackson Publick), Adult Swim, 8 October 2006

Daily Culinary Quote: Apprentices – the Ultimate Kitchen Tool

When asked what his favorite kitchen gadget of the moment was:

“My apprentices. They are multi-speed (slow and slower), have several modes (panic, awestruck, gutter drunk) and I can always exchange for another one when I tire of the ones I have!”

~ Chef Paul Silva, posted on Chef2Chef.net