Done right, gravy is creamy, rich, and glorious. Getting there? That's the challenge. Sure, you could fuss over your roux until it's perfectly golden and lump-free -- but we think you've done enough heavy lifting for one holiday. Who's going to know if you cheat a little? Enter croissants.
A day of rest? Not so much. We did sleep later than usual, and decided to treat ourselves to a posh breakfast. We wanted sit down food, not takeaway, and curry need not apply. Heading to Waverly place, there's a tourist information store, which sold us a detailed map of Edinburgh.
What is the quintessential French pastry?
So why the constant need to morph things all the time? I get the cronut thing, it was a gimmick, and people love a gimmick
We ask the tough questions.
They are the clearest expression of our pastry love.
Cronut creator Chef Dominique Ansel joins Mike and shares the best time of day to go to his store and buy a cronut.
Chef Dominique Ansel joins HuffPost Live to discuss the cronut.
Chef Dominique Ansel joins HuffPost Live and shares the best way to eat a cronut.
If you head over to Dominique Ansel and are too late for the cronuts, do not fear. Almost everything is delicious there, and
So, what was for lunch? And how does the newest contender for croissant excellence in Manhattan measure up?
Just a week after being unceremoniously ousted as the editor of Harper's Magazine, Roger Hodge has a book proposal out on