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    Title
    American cake : from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes
    Author
    Byrn, Anne author.

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    Personal Author:
    Byrn, Anne author.
    Title:
    American cake : from colonial gingerbread to classic layer, the stories and recipes behind more than 125 of our best-loved cakes / Anne Byrn.
    Publication info:
    Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
    Copyright info:
    ©2016
    Physical description:
    344 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    General Note:
    Includes index.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-329) and index.
    Contents:
    1650 to 1799: baking cakes in early America -- 1800 to 1869: new cakes & new directions -- 1870-1899: a scientific approach: baking powder & Fanny Farmer -- 1900 to 1916: birth of the American layer cake -- 1917 to 1945: baking in the good times & the bad times -- 1946 to 1962: Tupperware, Bake-Offs,® & a new domesticity -- 1963 to 1979: American cake times are a-changin' -- 1980 to 1999: cakes born in the USA -- 2000 to the present: the cakes of the new millennium -- Frostings & icings.
    Summary:
    "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.
    Subject term:
    Cake.
    Subject term:
    Cake--United States--History.
    Genre or Form:
    Cookbooks.
    LCCN:
    2016029092
    ISBN:
    9781623365431 (trade hardcover : acid-free paper)
    ISBN:
    1623365430 (trade hardcover : acid-free paper)

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      TX 771 .B968 2016 1 Americana Americana Collection - 1130 HBLL
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