|The Atkins Diet?
Phooey! The South
Beach Diet? Feh! What Americans really want to eat is something
and sugar-packed . . . hence our undying love affair with the beloved
And if anybody
knows donuts, it's
Sally Levitt Steinberg, America's Donut Princess. As a member of
royal donut dynasty (her grandfather, Adolph Levitt, invented the
machine), she knows more about this sweet indulgence than anyone else.
Donut Book is the product of
Sally's great personal charm and
in-depth donut scholarship.
She covers high points in donut history:
the arrival of the first donuts in America with the Dutch settlers in
17th century, and the donut in World War I, when it became the favorite
nosh of the boys in the trenches.
from Admiral Byrd to Bill Clinton, as well as some of the most gifted
bakers on the planet. She visits the campus of Dunkin' Donuts
and reveals the secret that makes Krispy Kreme donuts irresistible. And
she identifies the most popular donut in America (glazed) and the
Then there are the
recipes: 29 mouth-watering,
soul-satisfying ways to achieve the ultimate sugar rush, from New
beignets to Portuguese malasadas, from Boston crèmes to
upscale Donut. And for donut lovers who are willing to hit the road to
find their favorite confection, the book comes with an illustrated
Lover's Guide to bakeries that serve up the lightest, fluffiest, best
and tastiest donuts.
The Donut Book
Sally Levitt Steinberg