The Hole Story of the Doughnut
By Pat Miller
Illustrated By Vincent X. Kirsch
Who doesn't love doughnuts!! I love them!! Ever thought about how they were born? Well, back on 22 June 1847 Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory was helping the cook of the Ivanhoe prepare breakfast. He wasn't a captain back then, but a boy of 16! The usual breakfast for the sailors were "sinkers" which were called that because they sank to the bottom of their stomachs. To make them a little less weighty, Hanson punched a hole in the center of the pastry giving it it's well-loved shape. Of course, that's not the whole story and there are a few tall-tales that came out of it, but why would I tell you?!?! You'll have to read the book AND while you're at it...grab some donuts. It makes the story better!