It's National Doughnut Day! Seriously. America is celebrating that doughy, gooey, fatening, sugary treat that so many people love. But there's a hisory lesson behind it:
Via CNN: National Doughnut Day originated with the The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 as a salute to the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I.
The Salvation Army's "doughnut lassies" continued that service during World War II and cemented the doughnut's place in the American diet. If you want to try to duplicate the doughnut lassies' work in your kitchen today, The Salvation Army is providing their original recipe (which you can find on their website).
If you don't have the skills or patience to cook them yourself then heading to your local Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts.
Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to all customers at participating locations, while at participating Dunkin' Donuts, customers will get a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage.