Viral Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty tasted one of chef Dominique Ansel's mania-inducing Cronuts on Today this morning. In the segment, Today had "trendy New York items" like Ramen Burgers and Bantam bagel holes on hand, though Hagerty only had time to review the Cronut. It wasn't clear whether she knew the backstory of the pastry when she gave her assessment: "Well, it's very chewy, it's very good. I think that I would like it with a cup of coffee, maybe in the afternoon ... in the afternoon you can eat more." Unfortunately for Hagerty, afternoon Cronut eating isn't a possibility since the pastries sell out quickly to the people waiting in the epic line at Ansel's SoHo bakery every morning.
Hagerty also thinks the Cronut might have a future in North Dakota: "I think a Cronut could make it in North Dakota, but we're quite selective out there, you know." Hagerty was on Today to promote her new book Grand Forks, which has a foreword by Anthony Bourdain, who published the book on his Ecco imprint. Below, the video:
Video: Marilyn Hagerty reviews the Cronut: 'It's very chewy'
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