It’s morning and facing a severe sugar low; I’m looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Well, I guess it’s time to have donuts or doughnuts, as the British call it. There’s nothing better to start off the morning commute, the office meetings or even the early evening get-togethers with a bunch of donuts with or without the caffeine and other add-on brews.
Interestingly, although Hanson Gregory claims to have invented the ring donuts aboard a lime-trading ship as he found the raw center of the greasy doughnuts were unpalatable; the earliest origins of the modern donuts are generally traced back to the olykoek (“oil(y) cake”) of the Dutch settlers who brought them to New Amsterdam (i.e.the early New York). However, the donut holes, the filled donuts as well as “the fritter” and “the Dutchie” came later.
As Haruki Murakami said in his “A wild Sheep Chase”, “Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.”
So as I enjoy my morning cup of Joe and donuts, below are a couple of snaps that soundly make “donut-art”!!