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November 30, 2018 National Mousse Day
Post by John Rancke
The word mousse in French means foam. A mousse is typically made with whipped egg whites or cream. Its consistency can vary from light and airy to thick and creamy. Whether sweet or savory, a mousse will compliment any meal. From a smoky salmon mousse as the first course to a tart lemon or creamy chocolate mousse for dessert, there is virtually no limit to the flavors we can incorporate into a mousse.
But today is National Mousse Day is really in honor of that man from Rome, New York born in 1945 that made quite a career for himself after playing basketball at Kentucky under Adolph Rupp. His high school basketball team defeated a little team named Power Memorial led by future Hall of Famer Lew Alcindor. These two would eventually be on the same team in Los Angeles as Coach and Player.
Yea, I’m talking about Pat Riley. His Armani suits and slicked back hair made him a cult like figure as he led the Lakers to NBA championships.
This day is for you Pat. You changed that preppy haircut for the Mousse heavy style and have never wavered. Your hair is the ultimate Christmas present for former Purdue coach Gene Keady and his famous comb over.