In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal. Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for… Read more »
With help from an Instagram-friendly makeover, the croissant is back in the spotlight. At Supermoon Bakehouse, a new spaceship of a pâtisserie in New York’s Lower East Side, a line of eager humans often snakes out the front door. Inside, the stars of the show are laid out on a long, coral-hued terrazzo slab that’s flecked like a cross section… Read more »
It was only as a woman d’un certain âge, as the French say, that I fell hard for croissants. As an impoverished student in France years ago, I was perfectly content with baguettes. But later in life, during a visit to Paris, it happened. I found myself sneaking out early each morning to search the boulangeries for the lightest, flakiest, most delicate croissant.