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" From the impact the mechanization of doughnut production had on the industry after World War I, to the emergence of car culture and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, the anthropologist pinpoints the deeper side of fried dough. Whether cake, glazed or sprinkled, it seems there's more to the doughnut story than cops and coffee."
" "Doughnuts," Homer Simpson once marveled. "Is there anything they can't do?" From one expert to another: In "Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut," anthropologist Paul Mullins traces the pastry from sweet-tooth snack to shining symbol of national gluttony."
" For those who can suffer the cravings, this makes a satisfying tour."
" From this slight pastry probuct has come a substantial book that, with a wink, takes us through a pop culture history of the 20th century."
--St. Petersburg Times
"Dives into the country's obsession with this most hole-y of foods and there's a lot more to the sugary confection than you might imagine."
"Makes a strong case for the importance of doughnuts in history."
"An entertaining book."
"An enjoyable read."
"Provides an insightful and thorough look at place doughnuts have in our society and the complex relationship that exists between food, culture, economics and history. It provokes thought and discussion about why we enjoy certain foods and gives context for a deeper discussion about everything ranging from consumerism and economics to morality."
--Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
"From this slight pastry product has come a substantial book that, with a wink, takes us through a pop culture history of the 20th century."
"An absorbing and informative read. It is packed with carefully sourced data, delightful quotations, excellent notes, has a wonderful biliography, and is well illustrated."
“Traces the sweet’s history—from its World War I role as a taste of home for the troops to the midcentury rise of roadside doughnut shops—and gets to the center of the health dispute over Homer Simpson’s favorite snack”