Today, Simon & Schuster revealed the cover of pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s upcoming cookbook, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes.

Ansel is the man behind the Cronut and other magical pastries, and the book—which comes out October 28—will feature a recipe for making a Cronut at home, as well as instructions on how to make other DA favorites (we’re hoping that includes recipes for kouign amannsmadeleines, and the Paris-NY).

The DA book website states,

“Sure, it’s a cookbook. But more than that, it is a book about creativity and how you can harness it to create a phenomenon with things as simple as flour, sugar and butter.”

The whimsical cover was shot by photographer Thomas Schauer, who also did the photography for Daniel Boulud’s cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine. 

To celebrate the reveal of Chef Dominique Ansel’s new book cover, the DA team will be giving out limited quantities of the Cronut™ and Cookie Shot for free at select locations throughout Manhattan.


To cop some free pastries, follow @dominiqueansel on Twitter or Instagram for updates (starting at 10:30am) revealing where the pastries will be given out throughout the day, from 11:00am to 5:30pm.

UPDATE: The first location where the DA team will be giving out free pastries is: Fifth Ave between 21st and 22nd street at 11am.

The book is currently available for pre-order on

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