By Steve Penfold
In Canada, the donut is frequently regarded as the unofficial nationwide nutrition. Donuts are offered at each intersection and relaxation cease, celebrated in tune and tale as symbols of Canadian id, and one chain specifically, Tim Horton's, has turn into a veritable icon with over 2500 retailers around the nation. yet there's extra to the donut than those and different expressions of 'snackfood patriotism' could recommend. during this research, Steve Penfold places the standard donut in its old context, studying how one deep-fried confectionary grew to become, not just a mass commodity, yet an suitable for eating image of Canadianness.
Penfold examines the heritage of the donut in gentle of broader social, monetary, and cultural concerns, and makes use of the donut as a window onto key advancements in twentieth-century Canada akin to the expansion of a 'consumer society,' the connection among large company and neighborhood, and the ironic traits of Canadian nationwide identification. He is going directly to discover the social and political stipulations that facilitated the swift upward push and regular development of donut retailers around the country.
Based on quite a lot of assets, from advertisement and executive stories to non-public interviews, The Donut is a finished and interesting examine considered one of Canada's most well liked items. It bargains unique insights on customer tradition, mass intake, and the dynamics of Canadian history.
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The Donut: A Canadian History by Steve Penfold