Fried dough cakes have been around seemingly forever, but for National Doughnut Day, we have the story of an innovation that helped make this treat the icon that it is today: the invention of the doughnut hole.
Today in 1929, the then-territory of Alaska flew its flag for the first time. That flag, which is still used today, was designed by a 13 year old of Aleutian descent, Benny Benson. Plus: it was this day in 1872 that John F. Blondel of Maine made pastry history.
It was on this day in 1876 that the U.S. first fell in love with the banana, when it was introduced at the World's Fair in Philadelphia. Though, back then, eating a banana was quite a bit different than it is today. Plus: on National Doughnut Day, we mark the moment in 2012 when festival-goers in Ukraine proved doughnuts were as good for art as they were for snack time.
The four year old is giving kisses to the last bite of his doughnut before he eats it. He's saying, “I will miss you in my tummy.”
From now on, the phrase “fast food wrapper” might only refer to hungry MCs.
Me: “Are you trying to get up and start your day, or are you tired and want more sleep?” Him: “Is there donuts?”
Happy Mothers Day... I think?
Whatever the cause is, I'm with the donuts.
Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe National Donut Day 2018!
I'm speaking, of course, about breakfast at Neil's Donuts in Wallingford, Connecticut.