Sunday, January 22, 2012

CROISSANT DAY IS JANUARY 30th.


Croissants were created in 1683 in Vienna, Austria. It had something to do with a battle against the Turkish empire. Blah, blah, blah, the end result was the bakers celebrated the victory by making a pastry in the shape of the crescent moon symbol found on the Turkish flag.  In the 1920s croissants were all the rage in France. And now we have a day where we pay tribute to these flakey favorite. Cool? 

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15 comments:

  1. I love croissants so I for one will welcome this day with open hands. I think I'll buy a few chocolate filled croissants so I can celebrate the day in style, I'm looking forward to this now, more than my birthday which is soon, haha!

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  2. That is pretty cool. They're not too bad at all.

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  3. Mmm.... croissants...

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll make myself a giant croissant costume and hand out croissants to all the children of New Jersey. Or maybe I'll just eat a few with Nutella, since people in Jersey don't appreciate that sort of thing!

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  4. Well, we do have a doughnut day, so why not?
    And what was it Dennis Leary said about croissants...?

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  5. Effing interesting. I'll also use that day as an excuse to have a croissant sandwich. Booya.

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  6. FUCK YEAR, delicious croissants!

    Y'know, for you Southern Californians or anyone visiting San Bernardino, there's this place called Manna's #6 Donuts on...gah, either Highland or Sterling.

    Suffice it to say, best fucking croissant I've ever HAD! Best apple fritter too. Just best place in the whole fuckin' world!

    They're light, flaky, warm and sweet. They come in normal, filled with a deliciously lightly sweetened cream cheese filling or ham and cheese.

    Like a good donut shop should, their coffee is subpar and complements the deliciousness greatly.

    Seriously, best fucking croissant I've ever HAD! As is, being back in WA the way I am, I'll celebrate by going to Burger King or Jack n' the Box and havin' them whip me up a customized croissant sammich.

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  7. Time to go buy some Pillsbury Croissants!

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  8. Every day is croissant day for me...

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  9. So when the Moors/Saracens defeated the Christians in battle, did they invent hot cross buns?

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  10. great to know....any excuse to chop on some Croissants...

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  11. Croissants are just so damn buttery! It's really tough for me to just sit down and eat one plain, but I do think they make a nice template for some sandwiches.

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  12. Even better -- chocolate croissants. Haven't had one in years.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  13. oh croissants.....trickery of the devil.

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  14. either way i would still like to eat those croissants :D

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