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Croissants

Ep. 74

CROISSANTS WEREN’T INVENTED IN FRANCE. Mon dieu! C’est pas vrai!


Today Dallas finds out about the person responsible for bringing the croissant to France.


It wasn’t Marie Antoinette and it has nothing to do with the Turkish flag.


The person we have to thank is an Austrian entrepreneur called August Zang who set up a wildly popular Viennese bakery in Paris in the early nineteenth century. In amongst the Viennese goodies on show was a certain crescent shaped roll….


Our guest today is Jim Chevallier, author of August Zang and the French Croissant. Check out Jim’s website chezjim.com for more information on the croissant and beyond.


Produced by Freddy Chick, edited by Joseph Knight, Senior Producer is Charlotte Long.


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