Happy National Donut Day: “The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore From Boston to Berlin” by Michael Krondl

Review by Laura Frantz, collection development librarian

Today is the day we celebrate this unique and delicious treat. It can be a quick breakfast, can be substituted for a hamburger bun, and even makes for a fun birthday cake. It’s usually a crowd pleaser at the office party. It can be covered in sugar, frosting or glaze; sometimes filled with cream or jelly. And it’s pretty easy to find one in these parts whether at a farm stand, supermarket, bakery or your local Dunkin Donuts, Tim Hortons, and Duck Donuts.

Krondl’s book, “The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore From Boston to Berlin,” explores the origins of the donut around the world, particularly in holiday celebrations. Its rise in popularity here in the United States. The donut chains that grew into landmark businesses. And if this is making you crave one, check out the recipes in the back.