Red Maria

Why doughnuts have holes

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In the current issue of "Food History News" no.57, v.15:1 there is a story about the origins of doughnuts. There is a insert titlled "Poking Holes in Doughnut Mythology". Here's an interesting passage: "Other stories link Gregory's (Hanson Crokett Gregory inventor of the doughnut hole) as a very young ship's captain with his invetion of the doughnut, suggesting that the hole was an innovation that made it possible to hook one over the ship's wheel, or prevent the heavy undercooked center of traditional doughnuts from carrying a sailor to the bottom of the sea if he were to be swept overboard."

That's food for though next time you're at Krispy Creme! B)

How true it is I don't know but it's a fun bit of maritime/food history.

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...uhh...you really do take your hobbie seriously.

B)

I think donuts have holes so they can resemble halos,because donuts must come from heaven(especially krispy creme fresh off the conveyor)

YARRR!

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I happen to live in the place where Krispy Kreme started! There's a current Coke product under-cap promo where you can win a free dozen with the purchase of a dozen. I have two more caps after I used one. Half-price donuts... wheee!!!!!! Life is Great!

Captain Sage

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:unsure: I always thought that the holes in doughnuts was so that a man could go to a nude beach and carry a dozen doughnuts and still have both hands free to carry a coffee in each hand :)

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:ph34r: Bawaahhaaaaaaa!

Gee, could I see a picture of that? :ph34r:

RumbaRue

**For those who take life too seriously... get some humor** :ph34r:

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Hey RumbaRue, I heard the true test of a sense of humor is to be told that you don't have one.... :ph34r:

Captain Sage

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As much as I would love to bring some of my chocolate ships to Ojai to sell, they would melt in the heat. :ph34r:

RumbaRue

**Smile and Let Your Spirit Soar** :huh:

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...uhh...you really do take your hobbie seriously.

:huh:

I think donuts have holes so they can resemble halos,because donuts must come from heaven(especially krispy creme fresh off the conveyor)

YARRR!

As nice Krispy Kreme is they still aren't as good as Helm's Bakery glazed doughnuts fresh off the truck.

Gods I miss those!

Unfortnmately I loss my liking for doughnuts after to many theatre productions and low budget films. I dun been doughnuted out. :ph34r:

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As nice Krispy Kreme is they still aren't as good as Helm's Bakery glazed doughnuts fresh off the truck.

I vaguely remember the Helm's truck! My mom used to buy bread whenever it came by!

I'm probably one of the few in America who doesn't understand the Krispy Kreme phenom. I've tried them, and they're just doughnuts.

Now, let's talk fresh beignets...mmm!

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yes beignets are delightful,but hell on my all black wardrobe.

:blink:

no matter how hard I try,the powdered sugar makes it mark somewhere.

:D

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Oh, brings back some real fond memories of the French Quarter, though. Sittin' at the Cafe Du Monde, sippin' strong coffee... loading up on sugar... chasing the pidgeons away...

New Orleans is one of my favorite places on the planet. It's soooo haunted, by pirates et al...

And Aunt Sallie's Pralines...

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I agree,Rosalinda,

new orleans is a place unlike any other,all full of wonderful contrasts=

new and old

holy churches and creepy voodoo dens

beauty and death

constantly decaying and being rebuilt

the cemetaries with all the gloriously beautiful above ground crypts

faith,the wealthy,decadence,crime

victorian beauty in house and gardens

french and spanish traditions

tourists

beignets and coffee with chikory

french bread long enough to joust with

laffitte's blacksmith shop/pub

vampires and witches

and my favorite;french inner courtyards and gardens.

pardon my raving,

but I LOVE new orleans (except at mardi gras time)

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AAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH... maybe I'll just head for the Quarter instead of the West Coast...

:ph34r:

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:) suit yourself....but the Baratarian's west...but bring some crayfish, mis ami.... :ph34r: ....Queenie..I fully agree 'bout the damn doughnuts..skipped a generation, I think.. :)

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:ph34r:

Pirate, one of us needs to keep a clear head at the moment. Since it's not me, it needs to be you.

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:ph34r:

Let's see. My mouth is gagged. My blade is confiscated. My hands are bound. I'm 1300 miles inland...

And my blood is boiling...

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