A steak cut taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin, filet mignon, or “dainty fillet” in English, is the most tender cut of beef…and also the most expensive. If you’re lucky enough to enjoy filet mignon regularly, today is just another day. But, for those who dream of indulging in this high quality cut of steak, go ahead and splurge on dinner tonight…after all, National Filet Mignon Day comes just once a year on August 13.
Today also happens to be the day that Julia Child died, in 2004. Celebrate National Filet Mignon Day while honoring the woman who introduced French cuisine to the American public by cooking your own filet mignon at home. Not a fan of steak? Cook up one of the many delicious recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.