A doughnut renaissance is underway, transforming the humble coffeeshop staple into a confection created with artisanal techniques and innovative flavors. Mark Israel, owner of Doughnut Plant in New York City, is one pioneer of this new kind of doughnut. A relentless perfectionist, Israel handcrafts his doughnuts with specially milled flour and flavors derived from locally-sourced, seasonal produce. In this video for SAVEUR Israel talks about his family’s history in the doughnut business, the unexpected success of his pistachio doughnut, and how much fun doughnut-making is.


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