Nutella was invented during World War 2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Titanium is used in the food industry as a coloring/brightener and has many more applications like sun screen, wall paint, and so on. It is used in Marshmallows and Pastry Icing as well. No downsides or risks have been found yet. foodinsight.org/what-is-t…
The British used to call mainland Europe "The Continent." As more continental European tourists travel to England and the Americas, they push for a breakfast of pastry, fruit, and coffee they normally eat. That is why hotels serve a "Continental Breakfast." Also because it's cheap. craves.everybodyshops.com…
Adolf Frederick, a former king of Sweden, died after gorging on lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, and 14 servings of semla, a Swedish pastry, served in bowls of warm milk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
While a Danish is the name famously used to refer to the sweet pastry, they're actually called WienerbrΓΈd (Viennese bread) locally because of the Austrian bakers that introduced them to Denmark in the 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
France and Mexico fought a war 1838 over unpaid pastries en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Christopher Plummer hated The Sound of Music. He called it The Sound of Mucus or S&M. During filming, he would get drunk in taverns and ate so much schnapps and pastries, that he got very fat. His costumes had to be let out. He was also β€œdead drunk” during the music festival scene. irishtimes.com/culture/fi…
A man tried to smuggle tortoises disguised as pastries. He was stopped in the "nothing to declare" line and failed to fool officials at the Berlin airport by saying the Moroccan tortoises were chocolate. Smuggling Moroccan tortoises carries a fine of up to $56K or jail up to 5 years. foxnews.com/travel/man-fa…
Eclairs and Long Johns, while sometimes advertised as being the same thing, have key differences. Long Johns use doughnut, yeast-risen or batter-derived pastry, not steam-puffed choux dough. Both eclairs and Long Johns can be filled with custard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
Croissants aren't from France.Though their name is French for "crescent," these flaky pastries actually hail from Vienna, Austria. bakersmaison.com.au/about…
Original Christmas Ornaments were Apples, Candy Canes, and Pastries in the shape of stars, angels, and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Israeli law requires all bourekas pastries to be baked in predetermined shapes depending which ingredients are used and if it's dairy. timesofisrael.com/rabbina…
Croissants are not a French pastry but an Austrian one. They were originally created in Vienna to celebrated the Christian’s defeat of the Ottoman army in 1683. wordsinthebucket.com/cres…
Trader Joe's claimed to have invented the 'puff dog', a hot dog in puff pastry, not realising that the UK and other Commonwealth countries have had virtually the same thing for decades. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
On the 3rd sunday of Lent, Luxembourg celebrates Pretzel Sunday with a procession of pastry cooks, a band and an elected "Pretzel Queen", handing out free pretzels to everyone. Men gift a pretzel to the woman they love on that day, which back in the day used to seal marriages. luxembourg.public.lu/en/l…
In Israel, bourekas (savory pastries) have specific shapes and toppings to show what's inside, such as: salty cheese-filled bourekas are usually flat triangles with white sesame seeds, eggplant-filled are cylindrical with nigella seeds, and bean sprout-filled are cylindrical without seeds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C…
The original "Dunkin' Donut" from Dunkin' Donuts had an actual pastry handle for dipping into coffee. It was discontinued in 2003 because it had to be cut by hand. brandeating.com/2016/08/d…
Today I learned of the pastry known as a "Persian". Available only in the Canadian city of Thunder Bay it's recipe is a tightly guarded secret to the point that people don't actually know what kind of berry is used for the topping. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
In Norway instead of putting hotdogs in buns, they wrap them in a potato pastry called "Lompe". distrita.com/norwegian-me…
73% of French people think any time is a good time to enjoy a pastry bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Danish pastries did not originate from Denmark, but were brought to Denmark by Austrian bakers. copenhagenpastry.com/abou…
Mr. Creosote from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life was inspired by philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady. It was not unusual for Brady to gorge himself all day leading to a dinner consisting of seven lobsters, two ducks, steak, vegetables, a platter of french pastries, and two pounds of chocolate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
Ho Chi Minh used to work as a pastry chef on the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry. A statue to him there was controversial; some constituents did not think Ho Chi Minh was the best role model. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Danish pastries are called 'Bread from Vienna' in Denmark but 'Copenhagen pastries' in Austria en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
After the storming of the Bastille, the Governor of the prison was subjected to such abuse by the mob that he eventually cried out "Enough! Let me die!" and kicked a pastry chef in the groin. He was immediately stabbed to death and his head sawed off and stuck on a pike victorianweb.org/authors/…
Kit Kat was originally the name of a seventeenth Century literary and political club that met in the pie shop of a pastry cook called Christopher Catling; Mr Catling’s names being more easily shortened to Kit and Cat. nestle.co.uk/aboutus/hist…
In 1838, France and Mexico fought the Pastry War over Mexico's refusal to pay 600,000 pesos to a French pastry chef whose shop had been ransacked by Mexican officers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Sachertorte, the famous Viennese chocolate cake, was invented by the royal pastry chef's 16-year-old apprentice. nuvomagazine.com/magazine…
Mexico twice went to war with France after refusing to pay for stolen pastries. Mexico never paid for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
France and Mexico went to war over pastry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
A four-minute pie fight in the movie The Great Race cost US$200,000 with $18,000 just for the pastry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The White House has its own pastry kitchen. c-span.org/video/?282866-…
Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. tackk.com/History-Of-Nute…
The artificial rasberry flavoring in jams, candies, and pastries comes from castoreum which extracted from beaver anal glands. lifeinaskillet.com/2012/0…
Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
The Cronut, a mix between a croissant and a donut, was introduced to the world in 2013. NY pastry chef, Dominique Ansel, was issued a patent for it. At the time, because of its limited production and exclusivity, it spawned a NYC black market with the $5 pastry being resold for up to $100. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronut…
After the cartoon of Muhammad was published in the Danish newspaper, Iran changed the name of the Danish (the pastry) to Muhammad Bread. foxnews.com/story/2006/02…
The Witchcraft Act 1735 banned pork pastries such as sausage rolls in Britain on Halloween. The law wasn't repealed until the 1950s. visitscotland.com/blog/cu…
It used to take 27 hours to make a single Peep because each one was hand-squeezed from a pastry tube. That was in 1953. Now it takes six minutes. aarp.org/health/healthy-l…
The Chimichanga was invented after a restaurant owner accidentally dropped a pastry into a deep fryer and immediately began to utter a Spanish curse-word beginning with "chi..." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
There is a sweet pastry that goes by the name "nun farts" m.sweets.seriouseats.com/…
Chinese guerrillas during WWII were given bags of flour, mixed with the powdery white high explosive HMX, to bypass Japanese checkpoints. The resulting mixture could safely be cooked into pancakes and eaten. Leftover dough and pastries could still be used as explosives. Code name: "Aunt Jemima." military-history.org/arti…
Danish Pastries were invented by Austrians en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Chinese government instituted a ban on party members giving and receiving Mooncakes (pastry gift traditionally given during the Mid-Autumn Festival) because they were used as a means of bribery, with some selling for Β£1877 / $2300 a piece. scmp.com/news/china/artic…
Ho Chi Minh, the leader of the Communist Party in North Vietnam 1951-1969, briefly worked as a pastry chef at the Parker House Hotel in Boston which is the same hotal Malcom X worked at in the 1940's as a busboy. newenglandfolklore.blogsp…
A situation similar to the "Freedom Fries" incident in America happened in Iran. In 2006, in response to a Danish cartoonist drawing Muhammad in his comic strip, bakeries in Iran's capital changed the name of danish pastries to "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad". news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middl…
Mexico started a war that escalated from a break-in at a pastry shop. it was known as "The Pastry War" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In 1838 France declared war on Mexico over a French baker's shop that had been ransacked by Mexican officers ten years earlier, and demanding 600,000 pesos as compensation. Later dubbed, "The Pastry War" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
France once went to war with Mexico because a pastry chef's shop was looted in Mexico City and Mexico refused to pay for it. history.com/news/the-past…
There's a mathematical equation for the number of layers in a puff pastry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puf…
Danish pastries originate from Vienna, Austria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Nutella was invented during WW2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed Hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. thehistorykitchen.com/201…
The Danish word for the Danish pastry translates to "Viennese bread" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was hit in the left leg and hand by cannon fire during the Pastry War. His shattered ankle required amputation of much of his leg, which he ordered buried with full military honors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
After cronuts became popular in 2013, a black market popped up with the $5 pastries selling for $100 because only 300 were made a day. npr.org/2013/07/13/201807…
Because of the Danish Mohamed cartoons controversy, the Iranian Confectionary Union changed the name of 'Danish Pastries' into 'Roses of the Prophet Mohamed'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
There is a french pastry called "Nun's farts" en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Lant-- or fermented URINE-- was once used to clean floors. Also to freshen breath, flavor ale, and glaze pastries. YUM! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
A pastry chef started a war between Mexico and France. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Nutella was invented during WWII when an Italian pastry maker mixed in hazelnuts to extend his chocolate ration. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Ancient Greeks Are Believed to Have Originated the Pie Pastry everythingpies.com/histor…
In 1838, France went in war with MΓ©xico, because a French pastry chef that was living on MΓ©xico, appealed to the French King that some Mexican troops ate his cakes without paying. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
How Croissants and Other Pastries Are Made wimp.com/howcroissants/

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