Join us for our next book club meeting to discuss the book Cake: a Slice of History by Alysa Levene. Please bring a dish to share for dinner. To find out more information, please contact Kathleen Albani at email@example.com.
Cake: a Slice of History by Alysa Levene: Alysa Levene looks at cakes both ancient and modern, from the Fruit Cake, to the Pound Cake, from the ubiquitous birthday cake to the Angel Food Cake, all the way up to competitive baking shows on television and our modern obsession with macaroons and cupcakes. Along the way, she shows how cakes are so much more than just a delicious sugar hit, and reflects on how and why cakes became the food to eat in times of celebration. Cake reflects cultural differences, whether it is the changing role of women in the home, the expansion of global trade, and even advances in technology.