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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580175481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580175487
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's chock-full of yummy colour photos, technical diagrams, historical lore, arcane trivia and cultural study around this humble—nay, mighty—snack." -National Post (Toronto)

 

"What we have in this book is a complete doughnut history." -Buffalo News

 

"...lavishly illustrated with colorful graphics, mouthwatering photography and vintage donut art." -Trailer Life

 

"...an engaging and nostalgic trip through every tasty facet of donut-ology..."

-Supermarket Gourmet

 

“…an engaging celebration of America’s favorite sugar-packed culinary delight.”

–Food & Life Arizona

About the Author

Dubbed the "Donut Princess" by The Washington Post, Sally Levitt Steinberg has published articles in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. She was featured in the Travel Channel's documentary Donut Crazy. Steinberg lives in Manhattan.

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By bezoarrn VINE VOICE on January 28, 2007
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I thought this book would have more recipes in it that I could use. Well, it doesn't. It's a great coffee table book. It's lovely to look at and very informative. If you're looking for the history of donuts and something to read while munching on one, here ya go. If you're looking for a cook book - look elsewhere.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas B. Powers on December 29, 2008
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I don't understand why everyone is so giggly about this book. I thought it would have many recepies and a "how to" make a great donut. The Food Channel has covered most of these donut places. I want to duplicate the kind of donuts found in these great donut places at HOME! Save your money and buy a dozen donuts instead.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Happy Cooker on June 23, 2009
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I thought this book would have recipes for making donuts. If you are looking for the history of the donut, then this book is for you. I was disappointed as there were very few recipes and not much on icing or pictures either. I'm returning it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joan E. Bennett on January 18, 2008
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This book gave more of a history of the donut than it did receipes. Needs more easy donut receipes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Vaneyk on April 4, 2009
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Although this is a cute little book about the history of donuts, I guess I didn't read thoroughly enough. I thought it was a donut cookbook. There are a few recipes, but not many. It's more of a coffee table book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Blair on October 19, 2009
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I purchased this book because amazon recomended it to go with the doughnut baking pan I purchased, however there are no recipes in this book for use with this pan. If you want a history and photos of doughnuts this is fine , but if you want baked doughnut recipes look elsewhere.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Hardy on November 20, 2004
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The Donut Book is, quite simply, delicious! Author Sally Levitt Steinberg (the "Donut Princess") is a wonderful historian of popular culture. Through the remarkable tale of her family's business, she tells us about the donut in science, art, philosophy, and 20th century America, and of the American dream come true. Along the way, we are treated to stories about donut shops, donut myths and legends, donut etiquette, and, most temptingly, astonishingly yummy donut recipes. I loved the photos and illustrations - I wanted to take a bite out of this book. It's a perfect book for the holidays, or any time you want to snack.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JUDY L on May 19, 2008
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HI! I bought this as a gift. As I looked through the book before wrapping it... I was not really happy about the contents. I hoped it would of showed a lot more pictures of donuts, design and recipes. It is really not what I would consider a cookbook/bakebook for donuts. So if that is what your looking for I am sure another book would be much better for you.
The cover design is the only great thing about this book and really the reason I bought it. I thought if they showed that many donuts on the cover Well then there must be loads inside...NOT!.
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