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  • The perfect doughnut exists in the world of ideas, whereas every actual, material doughnut is imperfect.

    January 3, 2009

  • This probably explains the repeated failure of my annual Quest for the Perfect Strawberry.

    January 3, 2009

  • The perfect doughnut exists: it is a Maple Bacon Bar (intellectual proprietors: Voodoo Doughnuts, Portland, OR) it consists of a maple bar pasted over with three strips of crisp bacon. It is congruently a consummate culinary achievement and a savagely carnal indulgence. If you think that the perfect doughnut is not an actuality, I suggest you try one... then get on your knees and prepare to thank the fryer gods for their benefaction.

    January 3, 2009