WBEZ | Salvation Army http://www.wbez.org/tags/salvation-army Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Old Fashioned Donuts on the 75th National Donut Day http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-06/old-fashioned-donuts-75th-national-donut-day-99737 <p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/oldfashionedfritters.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 497px; " title="Apple fritters with and without walnuts Old Fashioned Donuts (Gary Wiviott)" /></p><p style="text-align: left; ">Today is not only <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/donut">National Donut Day</a> but its 75th annual year. It&#39;s not one of those random food holidays, like <a href="http://foodimentary.com/2012/06/01/june-1-national-hazelnut-cake-day/">National Hazelnut Cake Day</a> or <a href="http://foodimentary.com/2012/05/31/may-31-national-macaroon-day/">National Macaroon Day</a>, but actually a celebration commemorating those who&#39;ve fought the wars, in more way than one.</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/oldfashioneddough.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 802px; " title="Time to make the apple fritters at Old Fashioned Donuts (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&quot;The holiday, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army&#39;s &#39;Donut Lassies&#39; who served these treats to soldiers during World War I,&quot; says The SA website, &quot;This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/oldfashionedcounter.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 448px; " title="Order donuts here at Old Fashioned Donuts (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div></div></div><p style="text-align: left; ">Under the section &quot;75th Annual National Donut Day Fun Facts:...With limited resources, these treats were fried, sometimes only seven at a time. The Salvation Army&#39;s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers&#39; helmets.&quot;</p><p style="text-align: left; ">I really don&#39;t think that&#39;s a fun fact, but resourceful indeed.</p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/oldfashionedbox.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 448px; " title="Box top at Old Fashioned Donuts (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Old Fashioned Donuts isn&#39;t doing anything special for National Donut Day, but every day is a special donut day there. Or if it were up to me, apple fritter day. Sweet, fried dough connoiseurs know that&#39;s the thing to get at OFD.</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/oldfashionedstools.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 448px; " title="Table seating at Old Fashioned Donuts (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Back to the Salvation Army, five years ago now I judged a <a href="http://flic.kr/s/aHsiSX4LfS">cake contest</a>, which left a lot of leftover cake. I made a few calls and my friend Gary Wiviott (whom you met in a previous post as the pitmaster who <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-05/make-no-little-plates-98827">makes no little plate</a>s) patched me through to his contact at the SA. Gary&#39;s cooked for SA charitable events for years, with a little help from his food friends.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Very soon, a truck arrived to pick up the perfectly edible cakes for dinner that night. The irony was that one of the SA&#39;s programs works in <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf/vw-dynamic-index/8326D9D2FE6B4C05802573250030A6E1?Opendocument">drug and alcohol rehabilitation</a>, and the theme of the cakes was wine. I was told the cakes would be cut up into serving portions in the kitchen.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">A sweet ending indeed.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Old Fashioned Donuts</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">11248 South Michigan Avenue</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">Chicago, Illinois 60628</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">773-995-7420</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left; ">(NB: Closed Sundays)</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/salvationarmycakes.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 399px; " title="Cake donation to Salvation Army (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-06/old-fashioned-donuts-75th-national-donut-day-99737