August 13 – National Filet Mignon Day
National Filet Mignon Day
Five Food Finds about Filet Mignon
- “Filet Mignon” is just a fancy name for a beef tenderloin steak.
- Famous author O. Henry coined the term filet mignon in his book, The Four Million in 1906.
- A French derivative, the literal meaning is small (mignon) boneless meat (filet).
- Filet Mignon is the cut from the small end of the beef tenderloin.
- Filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the tenderloin, or psoas major of the steer or heifer.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
1899 Alfred Hitchcock was born. He is my favorite movie director.
1970 ‘Make It With You’ by Bread is #1 on the charts
1991 Jack Ryan died. Before helping to develop the Barbie Doll for Mattell, Ryan worked for the Pentagon designing missiles!
2004 Julia Child died 2 days before her 92 birthday. American cooking authority, cookbook author, TV Cooking show host, etc. During World War II, she also worked for the OSS from 1941-1945 (The OSS is the forerunner of the CIA).