CBS’s Cynthia Bowers fills in the holes about donuts, from Krispy Kreme to Dunkin Donuts, and local favorites.
mastering tradition is honorable and creating beauty is a life beautifully spent. >> reporter: this is sipt i can’t bowers. take a whiff. can’t you just smell it? there’s nothing like the aroma of a freshly made donut. it’s enough to put your senses into overdrive. >> we don’t really know who the original inventor is. >> reporter: perhaps that’s because the author of a history of the donut notes fried dough dates all the way back to the stone age. >> something dropped it in boiling oil and decided it was a del icious. >> reporter: delicious indeed and ever since donuts have been a cultural favorite around the world. when did donuts come to the united states? >> probably in the 18th century with dutch immigrants. >> reporter: they put something in the middle of them. >> often they put a nut or a plumb or something like that. >> reporter: that’s likely where the name donut came from. the p