Do-nut Judge

Today is National Donut Day! So what else would I post about, other than our favorite tasty treat? So here it is, in honor of one of the best days of the year – a round up of the most delightful, delectable, and may I say seductive artistic muse?…The Donut.

*warning what you are about to see may induce mouth watering, stomach growling and make you very, very hungry…

Eric Joyner
Eric Joyner

One of America’s favorite comfort foods, the doughnut or donut, as spellings vary, is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled with jelly, custard, or cream. Though the specific origin of this magnificent food is hotly debated, it is thought to be invented by Dutch settlers in North America during the 19th century. Whether or not we can agree on who the mastermind behind one of our nation’s favorite foods was, we can all agree upon the fact that delicious sugar coated, calorie-laden, fatty, fried dough is downright American. From the fried dough (0r funnel cake as we call it back home in Pennsylvania) at the county fair, to fresh apple cider donuts from the local orchard, and of course the hot, melt-in-your-mouth Krispy Kreme’s….some of my fondest childhood moments involved this iconic treat.

The donut, though how trivial it may appear, seems to have made a lasting impression on American culture and though it is the butt of many jokes, and can be blamed for our expanding waistlines, we, the people; and apparently the artists too, can’t help but love The Donut.

go ahead…indulge in this guilty pleasure…

hungry yet?

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