Can someone pass the cronut? TEDxSeoul speaker takes on the power of food diaspora and the appearance of cronuts in Korea.
In 2010, blogger and food enthusiast Joe McPherson gave an informative and hilarious talk at TEDxSeoul on the introduction of Korean food into America. And now, on his blog ZenKimchi, he tackles an American food transplant in Korea — the cronut.
Now, what is a cronut? A donut-croissant hybrid that is causing mass hysteria in New York City, inspiring the cronut curious to wait in line for hours just to get a taste of the tasty treat.
A few weeks ago, McPherson reported on the appearance of a cronut-lookalike in Seoul, what bakers at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Korea are calling the “New York Pie Donut.” (Pictured above below the original New York cronut.)
After such a discovery (made by Korean dessert adventurer Deh Tow), we can’t help but be reminded of McPherson’s talk, which includes gems like: “Americans love tacos. So put kimchi in a taco. Americans love kimchi now.”
Watch Joe McPherson’s entire talk below, and learn more about cronuts and the New York Pie Donut at his blog.
(Photos: Top, cronut from Dominique Ansel Bakery, photo by Liz Barclay; Bottom, New York Pie Donut via ZenKimchi, photo by Deh Tow)