There's a hole lotta happy going on. The first Friday in June is National Donut Day!
Started by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938, the day honors the Army’s ‘Donut Lassies’ who served treats and provided assistance to soldiers on the front lines during World War 1. (And this isn't to be confused with National Doughnut Day, which is in November and celebrates the actual food.)
Doughnuts have been around since long before the First World War, and we have the Dutch to thank for them. The Dutch would make "olykoek," which translates to oily cake. The first Dutch doughnuts didn’t have a hole, but they were fried in hot oil and the dough was sweet.
It wasn’t until 1847 that then 16-year-old Hanson Gregory claims he created the holed-out doughnut we know and love today. Sick of doughnuts with a raw center, he used a pepper pot to punch out holes to help his doughnuts cook more evenly. By 1920, Adolph Levitt, a Russian living in New York, had invented a doughnut machine. Thirteen years later, doughnuts were proclaimed the “Hit Food of the Century of Progress” by the World’s Fair in Chicago.
This fried confection comes in so many flavors you’re sure to find one you love. What’s your favorite type and equally importantly - how do you spell it, and what do you drink with it?
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Could go for a donut right now! Something like this: Yum
How cool is it. cannot get any better. unless there are deliveries like pizzas.
Donuts are ok but soft drinks are not?
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Can't find my favorite or second favorite anymore. They aren't produced anymore:
The original Dunkin'Donut, which was a spice plain donut/doughnut (we use both spellings up this way) with a handle.
A local, long-gone bakery's squash donut/doughnut was #2.
Currently available favorite: Tim Horton's Canadian Maple.
I didn't know this holiday had such a lengthy history. Glad to know that my diabetes inducing diet has a purpose. WOO HOO Nat. Doughnut Day!!!
America, where even the obese people get their own holiday...
Why don't you go pound rock salt somewhere.
I think food snobs like this only pound organic, free-range, locally sourced, cruetly free sea salt. Rock salt? what are you, some kind of Neanderthal?
But yet stupid exists without a holiday.
I'm trying not to avoid National Donut day without screwing up my diet. This article has some good tips to help me. http://goarticles.com/article/National-Donut-Day-Is-Today.-Lose-Weight-Quickly/6576878/
There is only one true way spell it, and that's "doughnut". Dunkin' took a shortcut on the spelling and now everyone thinks it's "donut". No wonder I like Krispy Kreme better.
LOL...ironic – Crispy Cream
At least we will know where to find a cop if we need one today.
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