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Doughnut

A Global History

Doughnuts, like hot dogs and apple pie, are widely seen as a quintessentially American food.But their story is much older, one that began in the Old World. Doughnut: A Global History reveals the long history and wide reach of these deep-fried dough delights. Heather Hunswick takes readers on an exciting ride from pre-history, to Ancient Egypt and Rome, through medieval and Renaissance Europe, and up to the New World. Here, doughnuts evolved from the open-hearth to the present, with its many old and familiar local favorites, popular commercial brands, and new waves of mouth-watering artisanal creations. It’s a story that encompasses not just culinary history, but the doughnut’s role in art and culture, health and social changes, and fad and fashion. So pour a cup of coffee and settle in for a great read, one sure to delight doughnut lovers and food historians alike.

160 pages | 40 color plates, 20 halftones | 4 3/4 x 7 3/4 | © 2015

Edible

Food and Gastronomy


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Table of Contents

1. The Doughnut Defined
 
2. The Historical Doughnut
 
3. The American Doughnut
 
4. The Imperial Doughnut
 
5. The Cultural Doughnut
 
Recipes
 
References
 
Select Bibliography
 
Websites and Associations
 
Acknowledgements
 
Photo Acknowledgements
 
Index
 

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