Dominique Ansel

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Take a Whack at the Cronut Recipe

    Gastronaut: Meatless Mondays don't have to be bland; vegetarian and vegan dishes can easily be filled with flavor and enticing ingredients, like a veggie panini with a side of cauliflower nuggets at Green Seed Vegan. Katharine Shilcutt writes that the cauliflower nuggets "were as good as ever." The ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Food Fight: Battle "Cronuts" in Houston

    Around this time last year, people couldn't stop talking about cronuts, the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by pastry chef Dominique Ansel in New York City. This indulgent treat causes people to line up outside his namesake bakery in hopes of snagging one before they sell out. While Houstonians ca ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Step Aside, Waffogato, Houston Has Five Awesome Affogatos

    Affogatos are one of the simplest, yet most enjoyable Italian desserts. In Italian, affogato means "drowned," which is exactly what happens -- a scoop of ice cream or gelato gets doused with a piping hot shot of espresso. This "drowning" action creates a complex and satisfying treat with just two in ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Kick Back & Relax With A Michelada

    Texas Monthly: Summer is quickly approaching and that means it's time to whip out the ice cold drinks. While you could stick to snow cones and lemonade, why not try making your own michelada? Texas Monthly shares its recipe for this cold beer drink made with hot sauce, limes, Worchestershire sauce, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Who Will Be the First Houston Bakery to Copy the New Cronut?

    Clearly it's not actually a cronut, but Dominique Ansel, New York pastry chef and inventor of the croissant/doughnut hybrid that took the country by storm last summer, is at it again, and this time he's debuted his creation at SXSW. The treats, which are not yet named, appear to be chocolate chip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Tony's Still Wows Nearly 50 Years After First Opening

    With newer, hipper Italian restaurants opening in Houston every year, it can be easy to overlook the fine-dining behemoth that is Tony's in favor of something, perhaps, less dated. But this would be a mistake. Tony's opened in 1965 as a mom-and-pop Italian eatery serving hearty bowls of pasta and ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
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    December 31, 2013

    Top 10 Projected Food Trends for 2014 in Houston

    Looking back at 2013, the foods that really stick out in our minds are the trendy ones: Cronuts. Sriracha. Pretzel buns. Kale. These dominated the discussions on food blogs, in culinary magazines and on morning talk shows. So with 2014 approaching, we thought we'd get ahead of the game by predicti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Eggnog Pound Cake & The History of The Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The New Yorker: Can you believe the chocolate chip cookie has been around for 75 years? In honor of its 75th anniversary, The New Yorker, explained the history of the chocolate chip cookie. Many of us know that Ruth Wakefield created the chocolate chip cookie by accident, but do you know the story a ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cereal-and-Milk Cocktails, Apple Galettes, and a Donut-Bacon Cheeseburger

    Daily Details: Cocktail flavors can be quite inventive, but have these creations gone too far? Breakfast and cereal flavors are being made into cocktails at bars all around the world. This blog post from Daily Details shares insight into the cereal cocktails found in a variety of bars in the United ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    November 5, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013: Houston's Top Ten Doughnut Spots

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer we'll be rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next sever ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2013

    MasterChef Season 3 Winner Christine Ha

    Wows crowd at Brazos Bookstore.

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    June 12, 2013

    How To: Copycat Cronuts (Yeah, Cronuts!)

    For those of you who do not know what a cronut is, it is a hybrid of a croissant and a donut. Rather than frying the ordinary batter to make a donut, croissant pastry dough is fried instead. This creates thin, crispy and butter layers instead of a fluffy donut. To make things even better, the cronut ... More >>