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|the history of the beignet|
French in origin, it's basically a fritter that starts with a sweet batter that is cut into squares and deep-fried. It's typically topped with powdered sugar and served with coffee.
Unfortunately, the history of the beignet has its violent side: the sugar fight. You're in the French Market with your friends, you've had a few drinks and you're feeling a little silly, and in your hand is this dessert that's covered in powdered sugar. Who can resist the urge to blow that sugar all over the unsuspecting fellow sitting next to you?
Next thing you know, the air is full of retaliatory bursts...