'National Doughnut Day' on Serious Eats

Happy National Doughnut Day

It only comes but once a year: a day of celebrating the doughnut, whether shaped like a tire, log, ball, or twist. Actually, we celebrate it pretty often, but this has to be the holiest of do(ugh)nut-eating days. No matter how you spell it, you should eat one today. We've got a list of our favorites from all over the country, info on where to find free ones, and recipes. More

Happy National Doughnut Day!

The first Friday of June is National Doughnut Day—and who would we be, not to acknowledge a true American holiday? If you're looking for your doughnut fix today, we have a few suggestions. Start with our look at the... More

Happy National Doughnut Day

In honor of today's National Doughnut Day, here are some of our favorite doughnut posts over the past year. We've got recommendations, a glossary, videos, recipes, and more dedicated to this blessed ring of wheat-based heaven. Unfortunately, we can't share real doughnuts with you, but you're best off buying a dozen (or more) fresh doughnuts at your local doughnut shop anyway. More

National Doughnut Day at Serious Eats: It's All Doughnuts, All Day

At Serious Eats we take doughnuts, well, seriously. So seriously we are dedicating the site to fresh, hot, and delicious doughnut content all day today, National Doughnut Day. That means original doughnut video; a doughnut glossary; doughnut blog posts, quotes, and photos; a doughnut honor roll that will become your essential guide to doughnuts in the U.S.; doughnut recipes from perhaps the nation's greatest pastry chef, Nancy Silverton; and more. It's all doughnuts, all day here at Serious Eats. So take a bite. The only thing we can't supply is a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for dunking.... More

Boston Doughnut Map

Earlier today, our SF-based blogger, Harold, brought the noise with a link to a map of L.A.'s best doughnuts. Above, a Google map of Boston hot spots. [via Bostonist]... More

Memo to the Serious Eats Team

To: everydamnbody@seriouseats.com From: copydesk@seriouseats.com Subject: Style Bites: "doughnut" vs. "donut" Dear Serious Eats Team, The difference between "doughnut" and "donut" is UGH. And you're gonna hear a lot of "UGH" if I continue to catch you spelling it "donut" under my watch.... More

Photo of the Day: Tex-Ass Donut

There's nothing particularly special about someone eating a doughnut in the office. But what if the doughnut is five times the size of a regular doughnut? Now that's special, in a mildly nauseating but somewhat commendable way. Congratulations to Josh for taking on Voodoo Doughnut's Tex-Ass doughnut and winning! ("Winning" meaning that the deliciousness and caloric density of the doughnut didn't kill him right away.)... More

I Welcome Our New Donut Robot Overloads

385 dph ("donuts per hour") is how fast the Belshaw Donut Robot 42 churns out donuts. Derrick bought one of these bad babies on eBay and documented the robotic donut making process for the rest of the world to behold. This section is best described as the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, as long as 'D' stands for Doughnuts, like in 'Doughnut Day'. The doughnuts climb this ramp relentlessly, pulled along by the doughnut chains. Now, you could be the German defense forces preventing the doughnuts from making a beach head, but no matter how big your belly is, 6.5 donuts per minute are going to eventually overwhelm your defenses. The ones that come after the initial assault pile up... More

Doughnuts That Last Forever

Have you ever wished that you could hug a doughnut without the fear of smearing glaze/sugar/oil on yourself? I never did until I set my eyes on the adorable plush doughnut that craftsters have created in an attempt to encapsulate the visual essence of doughnut in an emblem of donut-ness that—albeit inedible—leave no sticky residue. Heidi Kenny of My Paper Crane, home of more adorable anthropomorphic plushes than you could ever imagine, makes five varieties of smiling plush donuts. They also come in handy collectible keychain form.... More

Not Only Dunkable but Quotable, Too

Doughnut wisdom through the ages: "Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!" —McLandburgh Wilson "You mean this stuff feeds on bad vibes!" " Yeah, like a cop in donut factory." —From a scene in Ghostbusters II "Mr. Scorpio says productivity is up 2%, and it's all because of my motivational techniques, like donuts and the possibility of more donuts to come." —Homer Simpson "Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible." —H. L. Mencken "When Krispy Kremes are hot, they are to other doughnuts what angels are to people." —Roy Blount, Jr. "A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed." —George Rosenbaum... More

The Serious Eats National Doughnut Honor Roll

We all love doughnuts, and why not. They’re sweet, they’re doughy, they’re fried, they’re cheap, and they are the ultimate good-bad food. That is, even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good. But on National Doughnut Day, we're concerned with finding the best doughnuts in the nation. With the help of some doughnut-loving friends, we've compiled the National Doughnut Honor Roll. Grab some milk or coffee and dig in! More

The Serious Eats Doughnut Glossary

What's been unexpectedly interesting to me in all the doughnut reading and tasting we've been doing in preparation for National Doughnut Day (June 1) has been all the attendant terminology. So when Serious Eats overlord Ed Levine suggested I compile a doughnut glossary, I jumped in. With all the geographical differences and regional nomenclature, the task was almost as difficult as picking a perfect dozen. But here is a doughnut glossary of sorts. Consider it a work in progress, to be amended with suggestions from readers of all regions. doughnut: First things first, a doughnut is a sweet deep-fried piece of ring-shape dough or batter. Though technically not doughnuts, those that are flattened spheres injected with jam, jelly, or custard... More

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