The Stark Beauty of the Glazed Donut

The glazed donut is the noblest of all donuts. It’s not a loud, flashy donut. It doesn’t seduce coffeehouse denizens with sprinkles or jelly filling. It’s an honest, functional donut. While all donuts may represent some excess, the glazed donut does not smack of the same gluttony as more lavish donuts.

The glazed donut is to donuts as black coffee is to coffee. It’s a man’s donut: a plain, frill-free donut. It’s a white t-shirt, not a lacy dress.

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