We all come across fun and unique food-related holidays to celebrate our favorite eats throughout the year. Just this month, we’ve experienced National Cherry Popover Day, National Macadamia Nut Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Cream-Filled Donut Day, and many more.
Ahh, the donut. Who doesn’t love this delicious, doughy delight of a pastry? Iced, sprinkled, cream- or jelly-filled, glazed, or simple and plain, we love donuts of all shapes, sizes, and flavors! But where did this quintessentially American dessert come from? The history of your favorite breakfast pastry is a bit more convoluted than you might think!