In this post I’m going to tackle the age old question – are croissants bread?
It all started like this: I’m in Paris this weekend, and every time I’m in Paris Vlad goes to the neighborhood boulangerie across the street to buy me breakfast. How chivalrous.
As I was happily munching away this morning on my croissants and nutella, I quite without thinking let the word “bread” slip from my mouth. That’s when it all started.
Vlad: You really need to stop saying that, it’s so redneck. Croissants aren’t bread.
Me: Then what are they?
Me: That’s like saying “Bananas aren’t fruit, they’re bananas.”
Vlad: Not at all. Croissants are pastries, and pastries are not bread.
Me: Pastries are a type of bread.
This discussion was about to continue on and on without end when it was stopped short by an email. The email.
Me: OH MY GOSH I’m going to be Freshly Pressed!!
This fortuitous email averted a possible “dispute” about croissants (The joys of dating a French guy. But not really, we never fight. Although even as I am writing this Vlad is still insisting “60 million Frenchmen would never call croissants bread, so you can write whatever you want.”)
So anyways, all this to say, if you were brought here by Freshly Pressed, welcome. And perhaps before you leave you could leave me a comment and help us settle this burning question (which Vlad is still insisting is NOT a question): Are croissants bread or not?