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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. Ita€™s a story that encompasses not just culinary history, but the doughnuta€™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.doughnuts had become the quintessential flexible food, blending smoothly into daily life and essential to many ... soapy taste, so saleratus or baking soda ( sodium bicarbonate) and baking powder (sometimes called yeast powder) were soon preferred. ... for here was a doughnut style that was economical, quick and easy to make a€“ all virtues dear to old Puritan hearts. ... Crowena#39;s yeastraised doughnuts were cut into a#39;small squares, stars or diamondsa#39;, and her a#39;doughnuts without yeasta#39;anbsp;...

Author:Heather Delancey Hunwick
Publisher:Reaktion Books - 2015-09-15


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