The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me! I couldn't find the origins of this "national day" to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I'm glad someone made it up. After all, … Continue reading January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States
I’m tickled that “chocolatine” is catching on outside of Toulouse, France, where I learned that's what they call a chocolate croissant (also known as pain au chocolat)!
The pain au chocolat was fresh baked, buttery, and flaky. The Americano was delicious, as well. I'd like to come back to try the other pastries from this Lafayette bakery.
One of my favorite things to do is visiting market halls and open-air farmers' markets. I love the idea that many food vendors prepare their artisan cuisine on site using fresh ingredients produced by local farmers. I appreciate the abundance and the variety. Plus, I love the possibility of making new discoveries.