Tuesday, January 15, 2008
america part 4: donuts n' things
was $2.60 ever better spent?
Zurich might have an endless supply of pastry shops, but they don't have a Donutopia. It's wonderful to be a land full of tiny run down donut shops, named such hopeful things as Yum Yum Donuts and Donut Heaven. Excepting Krispie Kreme, why do all donut shops look exactly the same, particularlywith the same empty, nicked, bright yellow tables frequented only occasionally by the down-n-out or wasted out-past-curfew teens? But the donuts are always awesome! Glazed raised, old fashioned, sprinkled cake, chocolate twists - it doesn't matter to me. I love them all. But with donuts, it's always the case of diminishing returns. They are so cheap, you have to by at least a half dozen. And the first one is so good, you have to eat a second, which makes you sick. Then you go for a third, just in case the second was a fluke. Then you never want to have another donut. Good times.
everything & more
After all my bagel baking trials, I had to get my hands on the real thing. OK, almost the real thing, since I'm not in NYC. I had an everything bagel with onion and chive cream cheese. We also got a cinnamon sugar and a blueberry one, for comparison. They were good (and cheap!). But, I have to say that my "perfect"bagel was at least as good, if not better. Something I would have never discovered but for living out of bagel territory. Thank you Zurich.
Posted at 6:38 PM