January 30 – National Croissant Day
National Croissant Day
Daily Facts: Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
French Proverb: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”
On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs.
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1649 Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland Died. Ice cream is said to have come from France when he married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henri IV, and sister of Louis XIII.
- 1868 Charles Darwin’s ‘Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.’ was published.
- 1969 The Beatles perform for the last time in public, on the roof of Apple Studios.
- 2009 RIP Restaurateur Milton; age of 90. Owner of New York’s famous Carnegie Deli from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.