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National Tartar Sauce Day

Dive into a zesty celebration for National Tartar Sauce Day! Add an extra tang to your fish and chips, and discover the magic of this classic condiment.
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February 16
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Who's ready to spice up their dishes? On February 16, we indulge in the creamy goodness that is tartar sauce during National Tartar Sauce Day! First concocted by the French in the Middle Ages, tartar sauce has added that much-needed zing to dishes for hundreds of years. A robust blend of mayonnaise, pickles, lemon juice, and herbs, it's a classic addition served alongside seafood -- think fish and chips! But why stop there? It's so versatile, it also makes a tasty spread for sandwiches. So join us as we pay homage to this tangy delight, and let's get dipping!

History of National Tartar Sauce Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Middle Ages</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Tartare Sauce</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the Middle Ages, the French invent a condiment inspired by the Tartar people's love for raw foods and it becomes known as tartare sauce.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tartar Sauce in Cookbooks</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first written mention of tartar sauce occurs in 19th-century cookbooks, marking its popularity in gourmet cooking.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tartar Sauce Meets Fast Food</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fast food franchises begin to include tartar sauce in their menus, notably as the key ingredient in the McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Early 1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Packaged Tartar Sauce</div><div class='timeline-text'>Packaged variations of tartar sauce become available in supermarkets, making it easier for families to enjoy this condiment at home.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tartar Sauce Day Initiation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first celebration of National Tartar Sauce Day is held on February 16th, encouraging people across the United States to enjoy this classic condiment.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tartar Sauce Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a fish and chips night</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate tartar sauce in its most traditional pairing: fish and chips. Whip up some homemade fish and chips, don't forget the tartar sauce, and invite some friends over to share the deliciousness!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create your own tartar sauce</h3><p class='facts-text'>Why not whip up your own batch of tartar sauce? All you need is mayonnaise, pickles, lemon juice, and herbs. Try adding some of your own flare with ingredients like capers, dill, or horse radish. Then test it out on your favorite seafood or sandwich.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Have a tartar sauce tasting party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Have your friends each bring a jar of different brand of tartar sauce and do a blind taste test. Rate each sauce on flavor, texture and finishing note.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Experiment with tartar sauce recipes</h3><p class='facts-text'>Try using tartar sauce as a condiment in non-seafood dishes. Maybe it could add some zing to a burger or become a new dip for your chicken wings. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit a seafood restaurant</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate National Tartar Sauce Day by hitting your favorite seafood spot and ordering anything that comes with tartar sauce on the side. Remember, extra tartar sauce is never a bad thing on this day!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tartar Sauce Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tartar Sauce Adds Flavor to Any Dish</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tartar sauce is a marvelous condiment that adds an exciting zing to many meals. It's famously coupled with fish and chips, but it also transforms sandwiches, seafood dishes, and even chicken wings into a taste sensation. National Tartar Sauce Day is all about appreciating its versatility!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Making tartar sauce is Fun and Easy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Why buy tartar sauce when making it yourself is simple and fun? You only need a few ingredients such as mayo, pickles, lemon juice, and herbs to whip up your own batch. Plus, National Tartar Sauce Day is the perfect excuse to get creative and customize your sauce with unique additions like capers, dill, or horse radish.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tartar Sauce brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you are hosting a "fish and chips" night, or organizing a tartar sauce tasting party, this condiment brings people together, creating fun and memorable experiences. And on National Tartar Sauce Day, it's all about sharing and enjoying this tangy delight with friends and family.</p></div></div>

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