Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:11 AM
I recently lost a beloved recipe for ITALIAN CREAM CAKE, and in the process of looking for another one that is similar, I have become obsessed with discovering the origins of this southern staple. I suspect it is about as italian as GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE is german, which is not at all. I have also discovered that I am thoroughly enjoying reading about food history. Can you recommend a good source (website, book, email address etc...) for food history and origins of recipes?
Also, do you have a fave food writer?
That is the finest of suppers, I think
When I'm grown up and can have what I please,
I think I shall always insist upon these"
Posted 26 May 2004 - 05:55 AM
The Food Chronology (Trager)
The Dictionary of American Food And Drink (Mariani)
Rare Bits (Stevens)
Good luck with the Cream Cake.