It might not be your birthday, but according to the author of The Marie Antoinette Diet, you should be eating cake for breakfast. Based on the queen’s indulgent biography, the book’s sweet way of eating is all about satisfaction. Well, during breakfast, at least. Indulge in the morning, then consume nothing but broth for the rest of the day.

How to Eat Cake and Stay Thin

Effective? Who knows. But as a girl who’s tried almost every single food fad of the 21st century (grapefruit, cabbage soup, you name it), this diet doesn’t sound so bad. Tomorrow morning, expect to find me in line for a Cronut™ or Cragel – or, okay, both.

Indulge in more diet details on New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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January 30, 2014

In my mind, food fads aren’t entirely unlike Apple products. There’s always a new one coming out, and just when I’ve managed to get my hands on the latest version, another one surfaces and sends me scrambling for my next fix. (More often than not, there’s a long line involved, too.) Enter: the Crogel, 2014’s answer to last year’s Cronut™ craze.

CragelImage via Gothamist

A heartier, more carb-heavy cousin of the Cronut, the Crogel is, as you might have guessed, a croissant-bagel hybrid. (Repeat after me: Buttery. Flaky. Layers.) As reported on Gothamist, the Crogel actually popped up in the bakery of a Norwalk, Connecticut, supermarket earlier this year and is now getting its time in the spotlight. Don’t live anywhere near Norwalk? Fear not. If history is any indication, word of the Crogel – and knockoff versions of it (I’m looking at you, Cragel) – will soon spread like wildfire. In the meantime, you can find me in line, killing time on my out-of-date iPhone® 5.

Head on over to Gothamist to read more about the birth of this marvelous baked good.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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January 15, 2014

Dessert lovers, it’s time to face facts. The cupcake craze is on its way out. Cake pops? Same demise. And Cronuts™? Well, they’re just delicious – but so 2013. The new year needs a new token sweet, and Rebecca Davis from NYLON is calling it: Rice Krispies® Treats.

Rice Krispies® Treats

But of course, these are not your grandmother’s Rice Krispies. We’re talking Oreo-topped, caramel-drizzled, coconut, mango, and sweet cream-infused cereal bites from the likes of Red Spatula and Treat House.

Check your local food trucks. These gooey treats could be your next obsession.

Read the full article at NYLON here.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 4, 2014

‪@bryanboy: I went to Neiman Marcus today and I’m coming home not with lanvin but cronuts. ‪ 
Clever. Stealth is necessary when the bakery line is over a block long.

‏‪@tyrabanks: Forget I was trying to be veggie and ordered some darn meatballs. Shoot!!!
Story of our life.

‪@NYCeditor: Obviously on the days I TRY to be late to work, I’m even earlier than usual.
Try to be early. We find Murphy’s Law often takes pity on us and makes a train break down.

‪@BostonDotCom: Can drinking too much coffee really kill you? ‪ 
If it could, we wouldn’t have made it through college.

‪@annagrace2009: I have mint and rosemary scented shampoo. My sister told me it made me smell like a cooked lamb. ‪#fail?
Never complain about an excuse to pair yourself with a Loire red.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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August 21, 2013


From Cronuts™ to well, Cronuts, behold: the blogosphere’s take on our latest obsession.

Kathy YL Chan
It all started at New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery. Here’s Kathy’s first look at the doughnut and croissant hybrid.

The scoop on the controversy behind the treat’s trademarked name. We now plan to call it a Nutcro. Docross. Or something.

French Foodie in Dublin
Proof the Cronut is ridiculously good? It’s gone international.

The Kate Tin
Now, go forth and make magic at home. Here’s a recipe.

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July 25, 2013