Humans have been recording their preparation of fried dough since the earliest biblical times; scientists have discovered evidence of fried dough consumption from even earlier ages. Fried sweet doughs have been eaten throughout history and all across the world. And while Canada apparently consumes more donuts per capita than any other nation, Americans are known for making the donut a culinary and cultural institution.
Here's a little peak into the American donut, which has been at times a poor man's staple, at times a gastronomic work of art.
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