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Juicy Wine Cakes from A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK

In the novel A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius Reilly and the wannabe stripper, Darlene, both have an affection for wine cakes, smallish yellow cakes soaked in wine and topped with whipped cream and cherries. This dessert goes all the way back to Creole Louisiana’s antebellum days, when cakes such as savarin, a French pastry doused […]

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New Jersey Automobile Cocktail Recipe

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Gingered Apple Fizz

from The Gingered Pear  The Postcomers Book Club of Wellesley, Massachusetts served Gingered Apple Fizz when they discussed The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin to highlight the apples grown in the orchard. It can also be served as a cocktail with vodka or gin. 1 ounce Shrub Apple Fennel Fruit Syrup 3 mint leaves 1/2 – 1 ounce ginger beer […]

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