Did you know that the croissant didn't orginally come from France? Our visit to the boulangerie (bakery) was so fun and informative! The baker explained that the croissant actually originated in Austria after a victory over the Ottomans at the end of the siege of Vienna. The crescent shape came from the Turks Islamic Emblem. Marie-Antoinette (who was Austrian) brought bakers from Austria to France and the croissant became the iconic symbol of France.
After the history lesson, the baker taught our students how to make croissants and baguettes. And, of course they got to eat the delicious french treats at the end! What a fun day!