About National Bouillabaisse Day
Bouillabaisse is a traditional Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille. Bouillabaisse was originally a stew made by Marseille fishermen using the bony rockfish which they were unable to sell to restaurants or markets.
Though the ingredients may vary by cook and region, the soup is typically made by boiling several species of fish with herbs and vegetables. The broth is then served as a soup poured over bread seasoned with rouille (a spicy French mayonnaise) with the fish and vegetables served separately.