National Croissant Day / National Thank Your Mentor Day

National Croissant Day

January 30

In 1683 the Ottoman Empire attempted to conquer Vienna. The Turks plan was to dig holes to enter below the fortified city, however, bakers working in basements heard the enemy digging the tunnel and alerted the military which crushed the invading army. The bakers were considered heroes, so to commemorate their deed they created pastries shaped like a crescent moon, the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.

The Luxury Zebra Cro. sold at London’s Dum Dum Donutterie is the most expensive pastry in the world. So-called because of its striped layers, the Luxury Zebra Cro. is technically a Cronut – doughnut-croissant hybrid. The Cronut, which costs around $2000, includes saffron-infused butter croissant dough, Cristal rosé champagne caviar, gold leaf, Tahitian gold vanilla beans, and rare Amedei Porcelana chocolate, which is a dark chocolate made by the Amedei chocolatier of Tuscany and is often called the world’s most expensive chocolate.

National Thank Your Mentor Day

January 30

This day needs very little explanation. The majority of people can look back in their lives and remember one or a few people who made a significant difference in their lives. Today is the day to thank them in person, phone or electronic media.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 32nd President of U.S. – born in Hyde Park, New York

Payne Stewart – Professional Golfer – born in Springfield, Missouri


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