World Cuisine - North East of America
Autumn has to be the most beautiful season in the NorthEast of America. The leaves change color to fiery red and orange so brilliant you can almost see the smoke coming out. The brisk temperature and crystal clear air makes us skip out of exuberance. And… we start to crave warm fresh apple cider donuts! It never occurred to me that apple cider donut is unique to the North East, it is something everyone in the world should experience at least once in their life! Every visit to the orchard or farm stand has to end with mouth covered with cinnamon sugar from fresh cider donuts.
This Smithsonian magazine article tries to track down the very first apple cider donut, which is likely to be somewhere around 1950, but what I didn’t know was that Crisco makes the best frying oil for cider donuts! For the best cider donut experience, try this recipe on Smitten Kitchen.
Enjoy this beautiful yet fleeting season!
Photo from the Smithsonian magazone article
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