Brothers and sisters: It's a hole-y day, National Doughnut Day to be specific. This is not some new marketing idea dreamed up by corporate salesmen. According to legend (OK, Wikipedia, same thing): "National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression (sound familiar?) and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France."
Pastry fans have three options:
1) Score a free doughnut at participating Krisky Kreme shops. See store locator and call your local shop before zipping over.
2) At Dunkin Donuts, all you have to do is buy a beverage (coffee anyone?) and you get a free doughnut. While supplies last and at participating stores, of course.
3) Make your own: Check out the Epicurious database of doughnut recipes.
by James Oliver Cury
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