Stories from the Vaults: Let's Eat!
Tom explores man's sincerest love of all-the love of food. First, he tries his hand at cooking Native American dishes with the executive chef of Mitsitam Caf'e. He then visits the National Museum of American History to learn the origins of the American coffee break. Finally, he stops by the National Museum of Dentistry, where he learns how the food we adore has a less-than-loving relationship with our teeth.
A Krispy Kreme Dream Machine
What's the secret to a perfectly round Krispy Kreme doughnut?
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RING KING JR.
Hot Now! Who can resist the warm neon glow of a Krispy Kreme sign? The iconic sign arouses images of perfect O's passing through curtains of syrupy glaze and melt-in-your-mouth bliss. The automation that makes the doughnuts predictably delicious in bakeries across the country is as much a part of the allure as the red, green and white double-pointed sign. At the National Museum of American History, the Ring King Jr., Krispy Kreme's first automated doughnut-making apparatus, lies in state, a testament to the booming success of the American brand. The contraption was invented by the culinary wizards at Krispy Kreme to ensure consistently perfect treats, as stores opened across the country to meet the burgeoning demand.
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A REAL AMERICAN MEAL
Have you worked up an appetite yet? Check out the seasonal fare at Mitsitam Caf'e where you can rediscover the original cuisine of the America's. Trust US it's delicious.
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