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Daniel Boulud is not only one of the most prolific and iconic chefs in New York, he also apparently has a healthy sense of humor, too.The Daniel and Bar Boulud chef made a brief appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as part of the Late Show’s Hanukkah celebration to demonstrate how to make the traditional Jewish doughnut, sufganiyot: fried balls of yeast dough filled with jelly and topped with powdered sugar.
This recipe sounds delicious and you can check out The Daily Meal’s version here, but as one can expect on The Late Show, things do not quite go as expected. Boulud’s version of this “very easy” recipes involves taking store bought Entenmann’s rich frosted doughnuts and dipping them into a jar of grape jelly. “And you don’t even need to be Jewish,” the Michelin starred French chef quipped. “Tune in next time we show you how to make a Hanukkah Capri Sun.”
Boulud was the eminent guest for night two of the Hanukkah celebration where, “each evening, you'll be visited by a new Hanukkah emissary, who will join you in celebrating the holiday. It's kind of like A Christmas Carol, but without that 'Ghost of Christmas Past' garbage.”