Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Feeding Donuts To A Pig

Cornwall, New York's Jones Farm and Country Store fries an immaculate old-fashioned: small, simple rings with a a light pillowy texture and not a hint of oiliness. Over the weekend, as part of my on-going experiment to determine which animals are pro-donut, we offered one to Miss Fern, the farm's pig.

The sniff...

The second sniff...


Miss Fern, post-donut.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Spring Beers, Spring Music. No Donuts.

My pal Laura - founder of the always awesome food and music blog, Eating the Beats - kindly invited me to pair some beers with her spring music mix. Have a look.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Donut Experiment

Dunkin' Donuts rarely misses the boat on seasonal donuts - which usually means they dust off a holiday-appropriate vial of food dye and some corresponding sprinkles. But this year for Valentine's Day they've gone all out. HEART. SHAPED. DONUTS.

In a rather hilarious experiment, Men's Health editor Jason Feifer set out to see how girls respond to the gift of donuts for Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I know, you probably thought the doughnut shop was closed. But when the president makes an appearance at Top Pot, it deserves a post.

Thanks to Rick V for the tip.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Doughnuts on Screen: Treme

Finally catching up on Treme, David Simon's HBO series on post-Katrina New Orleans. I think I like it. Not as much as The Wire, but that's expected. I like the free form plot. It's like a long rambling instrumental at Preservation Hall which is probably what Simon intended. But more importantly: doughnuts! The episode Mrs. B and I watched tonight - I think it's #5 - featured the legendary Cafe Du Monde. CDM opened in 1862 and is probably the oldest continually operating doughnut shop in the country. All they serve is cafe au laits and beignets, piping hot, pillowy French doughnuts with a hollow center and a massive dusting of powdered sugar. I think they also serve juice and soda but no one orders any. The doughnut scene involved Simon's usual uplifting themes - domestic abuse, coke snorting - and resulted in the Annie character bummed out over an order of three.