The Piglet

The Cookbook That Changed the Way Dominique Ansel Bakes

Piglet day 13 is a celebration of butter.

March 26, 2019

You may know Chef Dominique Ansel as the brilliant baking mind who dreamt up the Cronut, Cookie Shot, and Frozen S'more. And he is! But he's also the person who has to make a tough decision between Soul by Todd Richards and Season by Nik Sharma. Dominique and his test-kitchen team work through some recipes together—and because butter is their best friend, they bake up a storm from both books. Which one teaches them something new about the craft?

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