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America’s Sweet Tooth

  • Date: Saturday, April 6
  • Time: 11 AM1 PM
  • Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801 Orlando Florida


About This Event

TV personality, food historian and author Francine Segan traces America’s sweet tooth back to 1776 when ladies sold delicious brandy- and fruit-flavored “Election Cakes” outside polling centers during the all-day voting process. Discover what happened to desserts during WWII sugar rationing and why the expression, “American as apple pie,” is a huge mistake. Learn the amusing history and fun stories associated with some of our most loved desserts: Martha Washington’s Currant Cake, Boston Cream Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Chocolate chip cookies, the 1930’s classic “Mystery Cake,” and many more. Includes dessert tastings and recipe handouts so you can indulge your sweet tooth at home too. Please call 407.836.7010 to register. For more information, please visit thehistorycenter.org.

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