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January 30th is National Croissant Day

Posted on January 30, 2016

Here are today’s five thing to know about Croissant:

  1. Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
  2. According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
  3. The French newspaper Le Figaro named the croissant from bakery Pierre Hermé the best in Paris in 2013. It also won in 2006.
  4. Since Starbucks bought French baker Pascal Rigo’s San Francisco-based La Boulange, the chocolate croissant has become the coffee chain’s bestselling pastry.
  5. In 2013, chef Dominque Ansel came up with the cronut — a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.

French Proverb: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”

On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs.

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Today’s Food History

  • 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.

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January 30 is National Croissant Day

Posted on January 30, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Croissant:

  1. Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
  2. According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
  3. The French newspaper Le Figaro named the croissant from bakery Pierre Hermé the best in Paris in 2013. It also won in 2006.
  4. Since Starbucks bought French baker Pascal Rigo’s San Francisco-based La Boulange, the chocolate croissant has become the coffee chain’s bestselling pastry.
  5. In 2013, chef Dominque Ansel came up with the cronut — a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.

French Proverb: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”

On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 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.

National Croissant Day

Posted on January 30, 2013

National Croissant Day

Five Food Finds about Croissants

  • 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.
  • The Kipferl – ancestor of the croissant – has been documented in Austria going back at least as far as the 13th century, in various shapes.
  • The “birth” of the croissant itself – that is, its adaptation from the plainer form of Kipferl, before the invention of Viennoiserie – can be dated with some precision to at latest 1839 (some say 1838), when an Austrian artillery officer, August Zang, founded a Viennese Bakery (“Boulangerie Viennoise”) at 92, rue de Richelieu in Paris.
  • Uncooked croissant can also be wrapped around any praline, almond paste or chocolate before it is baked (in the last case, it becomes like pain au chocolat, which has a different, non-crescent, shape), or sliced to admit sweet or savoury fillings.

On This Day in Food History…

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.

January 30 – National Croissant Day

Posted on January 30, 2012

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.


  

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