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It's Foodie Friday! Today is National Donut Day!




Friday, June 04, 2010
I feel guilty writing this blog post.  (Well, sorta kinda, she blogged with a sheepish grin.)  Today is National Donut Day.  OMG.  That is SO unfair.  You see, I have a sweet tooth bigger than I care to admit and after last Friday's homage to cupcakes, I hadn't planned on torturing myself (or anyone else with a sugar addiction) with another post about (let's face it) refined sugar.  But since I didn't create the day, I'm going to get over myself and (whispering) go out and eat a donut.  If I were home in L.A, I'd just go on over to the iconic Randy's Donuts in Inglewood.  (Wondering if there is such a thing as an organic donut?)
In the meantime, it might interest you to know that National Donut Day is always celebrated on the first Friday of June each year and was created as a fundraiser by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.  Oh okay.  Now I don't feel so guilty.  =)  And even though it's an American celebration, donuts are worldwideItaly's donuts are called fritole; Montenegro - ustipci; Mexico - churro; Turkey - lokma; France - beignet; Germany - krapfen; Hungary – langos; India - balushai; and Netherlands - oliebollen.  What's your favorite donut?
BTW, both Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, LaMar's and Shipley Donuts are offering free donuts today.  Gotta go!

2 comments:

Talking with Tami on: June 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

lol that pic is too funny! Gimme a bite!!

Anonymous on: June 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM said...

From Facebook:

Anything I can get from either Servatti's Bakery or Buskens Bakery both located in greater Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jelly donuts, chocolate iced donuts with sprinkles & glazed coffee donuts.

Southern Maid in my hometown - Shreveport LA. The absolute best donuts - HANDS DOWN!

Krispy Kreme! Cause my grandma worked for the founders of the company who still live in Winston-Salem and they put my ma and her siblings thru college!

whoop-whoop on the Southern Maid off Hearne Ave and I-20!! Man, I miss home. 2nd best: Krispy kreme when the light is ON!!!

Team Southern Maid! LOL

Oh yes ma'am!!!!!! I get a DZ every time i come home, swing by Southern classic on Jewella for a Jumbo Combo, then hit the Cajun Daq. before the Casino...

Now I'm homesick. LOL

Yeah, I'm homesick too. i will visit Shreveport when I leave Afghanistan..woo-hoo, can't wait!!

if you get there before me, have a 1/2 Dz for me.

Chololate covered creme filled Oram's doughnut.

 

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