August 20, 2013

BIG NEWS pastry fans! Simon & Schuster announced today they will be bringing you Chef Dominique Ansel’s first cookbook.

DOMINIQUE ANSEL: The Secret Recipes (working title) will showcase Ansel’s artistry and versatility in a unique format: stories and commentary will guide readers through Ansel’s recipes, sources of inspiration, and favorite moments of surprise, which they can then take into their own kitchens to recreate Ansel’s most famous and elusive treats. It will teach novice and experienced bakers how to turn the simplest of ingredients (flour, sugar, butter) into the most extraordinary, tempting, and satisfying pastries imaginable—right in their own ovens.

“I have waited in line for hours to taste the Cronut®, and I am ecstatic about working with Dominique,” said Michael Szczerban, the editor who acquired the book. “He is a modern-day Willy Wonka, and his book is about magic: the transformation of humble ingredients into memories that last a lifetime.”

Jonathan Karp, publisher of the Simon & Schuster imprint, said, “Dominique Ansel creates desserts of wild creativity, extraordinary deliciousness, and unbelievable popularity. The stories and recipes in his book will be a treat for readers, cooks, and lovers of dessert everywhere.”

The book is currently available for preorder at Barnes & Noble and the Amazon Kindle store, and will be available everywhere in October 2014.