What is a Chip and what is a Dip?
A chip is a snack food most commonly made from potatoes or corn. "A dip or dipping sauce is a common condiment for many types of food." "Dips are used to add flavor to a food, such as pita bread, dumplings, crackers, cut-up raw vegetables, seafood, cubed pieces of meat and cheese, potato chips, tortilla chips, or falafel." "Unlike other sauces, instead of applying the sauce to the food, the food is typically put into, or dipped, into the dipping sauce (hence the name)." "Dips are commonly used for finger foods and other easily held foods." Dip is a very widespread food. Forms of dip are eaten all over the world."
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk in great detail about chip-n-dips being great party food and even how to make homemade potato chips for your party.
How is this holiday celebrated?
by: Pam Svoboda
In honor of all the different chip-n-dip recipes, this holiday is celebrated by having chip-n-dip parties! I can't think of a better food holiday to host than a chip-n-dip party either. The idea is to come up with as many Chip-n-dip dishes that you can for your guest to share in. Everybody loves chip-n-dip parties so you can't go wrong with this one.
- Idea 1) Make all the dips and sauces yourself so all your guests have to do is bring themselves.
- Idea 2) Ask all your guest to bring some type of chip or some type of dip for the party. That way everyone share in on the expense of the food.
- Idea 3) To make sure you have a variety of dips and sauces try sending a recipe card with your invitations and ask the guest to share in the making of a homemade recipe. Homemade dips are the very best in flavor and freshness.
- Idea 4) See how many dips you can come up with and how many chips you can come up with too. It's fun to hear the guest saying "Wow I didn't know there were so many different kinds."
- Idea 5) This holiday is perfect for a chip-n-dip recipe exchange party too. Each person brings their own chips and dip along with a stack of recipe cards to sit beside their dish. These recipe cards are free to any guests that likes the recipe.
- Idea 6) It's perfectly fine to add other food items that relate to chips or dips to your table. Things like raw veggies are perfect for dips and so are pretzels. Don't forget about the fruit side of dips either. Strawberries are great dipped in chocolate or a cheesecake type dip. Crackers are yummie dipped in creamcheese dip too. Be creative and have fun. You may even like to serve bread with a melted cheese recipe or sandwich spreads. All of these would be a perfect additions.
Some types of dip include:
- Barbecue sauce: a common sauce often used for grilled meat, and increasingly for non-grilled meat.
- Fondue, a melted cheese sauce, which rose in popularity in the U.S. and Europe during the 1970s.
- Guacamole: a Mexican dip of avocadoes, onions and chili peppers, commonly eaten with tortilla chips.
- Honey, a common dip for french fries and chicken.
- Mustard, ground seeds of the mustard plant; variants are used in Asian cuisine.
- Salsa, a fresh or bottled sauce based on tomato, with various chilis, onions, and herbs. Used most often with tortilla chips.
- Tartar sauce, commonly used with seafood, a mixture of mayonnaise, capers or pickles, and spices.
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