Cronuts: Year-End Edition

2013 Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Two of the most impressive feats of aeronautical engineering to make headlines in the last week are Iran’s successful launch of a monkey into space on a rocket and Dominique Ansel’s successful shipments of flash-frozen Cronuts to the West Coast, but not necessarily in that order. The founder and chief executive of Goldbely says it took twenty test shipments and a lot of Cronuts to figure out how to ship the pastry thousands of miles without losing its crunch and texture. Meanwhile, First We Feast takes a spectacular look back at the year in Cronuts, which includes crazy stories of marriage proposals, celebrities, and even a tearjerker or two. [Businessweek, FWF, Related]