A Brief History of Donuts

A Brief History of Donuts

“Although many nations have their own versions of fried dough balls, the sweet, satisfying, ring-shaped American icon has a coming of age story interwoven with fables of lucky accidents and international contribution galore. Read on for some exciting details.

Homers and Puff Balls

Fossils with an uncanny resemblance to donuts have been found on prehistoric Northern American settlement sites, but – as almost everything – these dough-balls can also be traced back to ancient Roman times, when they dipped the balls into syrup or fish oil. The ancient Greeks also had their own fried puff balls they rolled in honey and walnuts, meaning that Homer the philosopher could’ve enjoyed them just as much as Homer Simpson does.”

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