Rigo Jancsi (Hungarian Chocolate Torte)

by Heather Harris Brady This is the story of a cake, a gypsy and a badass Michigan heiress named Clara Ward. It was right around this time of year, in 1896, when Clara left her prince for the gypsy violinist Rigo Jancsi. Clara, heiress to a lumber and mining fortune (with ties to Ludington, Leland... Continue Reading →

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Spoonbread

by Heather Harris Brady I imagine there are lots of people who would argue that there are few foods more American than spoonbread. “George Washington ate it, it was one of Jefferson’s favorites!” I, however, would argue that spoonbread is really just a lush, well-preserved duchess in a long noble line of cornmeal-based cookery. Polenta... Continue Reading →

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