Cake: A Slice of History

Cake: A Slice of History

by Alysa Levene


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681773490
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 294,880
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Levene is a social historian at Oxford Brookes University and an enthusiastic amateur baker.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Cake? 1

1 2000 BC (Before Cake) 9

2 The Secret Meaning of Fruit Cake 33

3 Butter, Sugar and Slavery (or Queen Victoria's Sandwich) 63

4 Domestic Goddesses 91

5 The Cardboard Wedding Cake 132

6 The Cake That Travelled the World 143

7 A Cake Just For You 167

8 The Original Showstoppers 195

9 The Feminist Cupcake 221

Epilogue: A Slice of History 255

Acknowledgements 261

Endnotes 263

Index 293

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