We've ranted about national food holidays before, but it's hard to be bitter about today's celebration: National Kouign Amann Day. It's just a baby—only one year old—and last year 10% of the proceeds went to charity.
That's because National Kouign Amann Day wasn't invented by the marketing branch of a huge corporation: Rather, it's the doing of b. patisserie in San Francisco, which, according to SF Gate, is directly responsible for the pastry's popularity in the U.S. (though it's also partly attributed to The Great British Bake Off).
Last year, b. patisserie sold speculoos, pistachio, and maple-bacon kouigns amann...
A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.