American Cake

American Cake

From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-loved Cakes From Past to Present

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"Tracing cakes chronologically from the dark, moist gingerbread of New England to the elegant pound cake, the hardscrabble Appalachian stack cake, war cakes, deep-South caramel, Hawaiian Chantilly, and the modern California cakes of orange and olive oil, Byrn shares recipes, stories, and a behind-the-scenes look into what cakes we were baking back in time."--Back cover.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2016]
ISBN: 9781623365431
1623365430
Branch Call Number: TX771 .B968 2016
641.8653 Byrn
Characteristics: 344 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm

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Nov 19, 2016

If you like to read a good cookbook; this is one of those you can both read and bake from, and in the process learn the history behind American national and regional favorites. I learned why and how American cake baking differs from European and really enjoyed the recipes. This is one I might actually buy!

ArapahoeKati Nov 15, 2016

Just listened to a podcast that interviewed Anne Byrn. What a fascinating book, to see how history, like food shortages or traveling across the country, has influenced baking. I'm sure my pants won't thank me for reading this book though...

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