Synopses & Reviews
Kentuckians fromfrontiersmen to modern-day pastry chefs have put their marks on the stateâ??sbaking history. Residents of the commonwealth have plenty of rich recipes andtime-honored traditions, like pulling parties, where folks would gather to maketaffy. Stack cakes originated from Appalachian weddings, where guests wouldeach offer a layer of cake to the bride and groom, who then added the jam tohold the creation together. The decadent Modjeska confection gets its name froma Victorian-era candy makerâ??s crush on a popular Polish actress. Join authorSarah Baird on a whirlwind tripâ??complete with recipesâ??that examines thedelectable history of unique Kentucky treats from pawpaws to chocolate gravy.
"A collection of more than two dozen dessert recipes from the Bluegrass State, as well as several oral interviews"--
"Discover the delicious story behind Kentucky's signature baked goods, candies and sweets. Includes stunning color photography and a range of recipes"--