Happy Culinarian's Day

This July 25 celebrates Culinarian’s Day, which may at first seem as though it doesn’t apply to you. After all, a culinarian prepares illustrious meals for banquets of people or for exotic guests in a fancy restaurant, right? Not true. In fact, if you cook, you’re a culinarian, and it’s important to know what it is that makes you special.

It is thought that the culinary arts date back beyond the medieval time period. Culinary recipes have been recorded since that time, and it is likely that they were practiced long before in the homes and businesses of chefs and cooks. While people have been cooking for ages, culinarians are responsible for cooking with a more artistic talent. French cuisine was the first to prepare food for more than just eating. It had a sense of style that has been appreciated for centuries. Although culinary practices have been around for a long while, the origin of Culinarian’s Day is still unknown. It could be deduced that it was the decision of a king or queen of long ago who wished to show appreciation for their castle’s cooks and caterers that presented them with a fine selection of culinary masterpieces. Regardless of its origins, it is clear that we all show appreciation to those that prepare the food we eat every day.

The first cooking school opened in Boston during the early 1800’s, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the first culinary teachings became popular in America through James Beard’s cooking class telecasts. But, you don’t have to be a world class chef or a have your own television show to celebrate this occasion. All you have to do is fire up the stove and oven, cook up something for yourself (the kids are bound to want a piece too though) and enjoy. Remember that a good culinarian appreciates the art of cooking. Though cooking can be simple, this is your chance to pursue the artistic side of creating a meal. Even those that cater to Midland Texas know what fun it is to celebrate a day dedicated to those that create cuisine. But, as long as you cook, you’re a culinarian. Be proud, because this is your special day to celebrate however you see fit.

Celebrating Culinarian’s day doesn’t mean that you have to do the cooking. It means that you can take a moment to appreciate all the people that have ever baked you a cake or prepared a wonderful dinner for you and your family. It is a chance for us all to look within and see the chef inside.

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