X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

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X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by owlice » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:38 am

The donut (also: doughnut) is a particular type of fried confection, styled as a dessert food. In this class, we discuss the theoretical underpinnings of donuts, their use in our everyday lives, and their effects upon our society. Particular emphasis will be placed on the buying, eating, and enjoying of donuts in the context of a modern American lifestyle and society.

*Prerequisites*
Some prior experience with donuts would be helpful.

http://esp.mit.edu/learn/Splash/2012/catalog#cat13
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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by Moonlady » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:22 am

owlice wrote:The donut (also: doughnut) is a particular type of fried confection, styled as a dessert food. In this class, we discuss the theoretical underpinnings of donuts, their use in our everyday lives, and their effects upon our society. Particular emphasis will be placed on the buying, eating, and enjoying of donuts in the context of a modern American lifestyle and society.

*Prerequisites*
Some prior experience with donuts would be helpful.

http://esp.mit.edu/learn/Splash/2012/catalog#cat13

Ah, the Doughnut deserves big attention!

:doughnut::doughnut::doughnut:

I feel happy to take a class about the phenomenon Doughnuts causes.

I am not a big expert, I come from a country where I grew up with Doughnut's cousin, the Berliner Pancake.

The dough, the preparation style and taste is very similar, depends also on recipe variations, only one big and very important difference is:
The hole! Berliners don't have a hole.

Here for further information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berliner_(doughnut)


The Doughnuts known as in USA today flooded Europe and especially Germany not many years ago, approximately 8-10 years ago, and it wasn't popular as today.

My enthusiasm in exploring food with high calories let me buy some of them.

I came to these conclusions:

- looks yummy
- comes in appealing colorful icing
- tastes as good as Berliners
- I pay more more money for a doughnut as for Berliners, because the Doughnut has a hole and less mass
- the filling in a Berliner tastes better with plum jam made in Germany
- they have the same calories
- drives blood sugar superfast up, can cause hyperglycemic shock

-both taste better when putting on some Nutella, German chocolate cream
- by inviting friends for Doughnut and or Berliners, they make this face: :D

I also praise the invention of the hole in the Doughnut for explaining a 3D phenomenon in physics. Makes physics understand much better.

I miss in Europe the vast variety of Doughnuts, my experiments are limited :(

I don't know what effects the Doughnut mafia will have, some conspiracy says, they want to change the world order and claim world domination,
and the conspiracy that they work hand in hand with diet product companies.

The dentists are supporting the consumption of Doughnuts because they fear getting unemployed when people stop eating sweets :wink:

Diabetologists have bought lots of stocks from Doughnuts Companies too :shock: :lol2:


I am eager to hear from Rob, the Doughnut Gourmet and Expert


PS, I did not understand the link for Splash

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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by saturno2 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:16 pm

Moonlady
Your note is very interesting
........
Well. I have made bread in wood oven. That gives me a criterion.
In my area there are many kinds of donuts,too.
I like donuts, but people try to avoid them ( by diet ).
Now, donuts and lifestyle are sociologically of " special relativity " :)

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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by neufer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:51 pm

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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by Beyond » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:08 pm

neufer wrote:
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I don't know about the 'dough' part, but he sure fits the 'nut' part :!: :lol2:
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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by owlice » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:16 am

Moonlady wrote:PS, I did not understand the link for Splash
The class "Advanced Donut Theory" was held at Splash; Splash is a weekend extravaganza of classes for middle and high school students. The event is held at MIT, organized by college students, and many of the classes are taught by college students, too.

If you follow the link to Splash provided, you'll see a list of courses, including Advanced Donut Theory, which is listed between "X6297: History of Star Wars Part 1" and "X6318: Introduction to Logic Puzzles."
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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by 2birds » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:42 am

Moonlady wrote: I miss in Europe the vast variety of Doughnuts, my experiments are limited :(
That's exactly it! I need to get more! I will definitely try it here to get a greencard, come over to the U.S. stay, work and eat as many doughnuts as possible - just because I can! :lol2:

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Re: X6282: Advanced Donut Theory

Post by Prof. C. Creme » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:53 am

A synthesizer can generate a toroidal acoustic wave which sounds like a dog barking. It is sometimes referred to as a'doughnut'.
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Wikipedia wrote:

1847 Doughnut (ring-shaped)

A doughnut or donut, is a type of fried dough food popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet (or occasionally savory) snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually sweet, deep-fried from a flour dough, and shaped in rings or flattened spheres that sometimes contain fillings. The doughnut has a long history, supposedly a Dutch creation exported to New Amsterdam (present-day New York City) in the 1600s under the Dutch name of olykoeks--"oily cakes." However, the ring-shaped doughnut with a "hole" in the center is thought to be an American creation, supposedly invented in 1847 by Captain Hanson Gregory of Clam Cove, Maine
Of course, Homer is the true expert when it comes to that fine confection.
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