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From the Vault for National Doughnut Day: The Story of Doughnuts

To mark Natonal Doughnut Day on June 6, thousands will trot to their neighborhood doughnut or donut shop for free samples. Here we mark it by revisiting my Smithsonian article on the humble doughnut’s sprawling history, from the Dutch, Russian immigrants and Hollywood idols who played a part.
    In the last few months I’ve been gratified to hear from more writers and readers who have enjoyed it and even been inspired by the story. Enjoy the day.

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