Chicken-Fried Steak(1935); Country Gravy(1915); Stack Cakes

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Fri Apr 25 20:27:59 UTC 2003

At 09:17 PM 4/24/2003 -0400, you wrote:

This is still the term used in southern Ohio.

>    Not in OED, but it will be when they get around to "S."
>    More pressing, of course, is DARE, which is at "SK."
>   News of Food; North and South Vie in Kentucky Menus -- Limestone
> Lettuce Is Distinctive in Salads ; New York Times (1857-Current file),
> New York, N.Y.; Aug 24, 1953; pg. 18, 1 pgs
>("_Stack Cake for Picnics_  Another regional dessert is a stack cake,
>which consists of several layers of cake put together with a thick
>filling.  According to one theory, the stack cake dates back to colonial
>times when the all-day picnic was an important event and each family
>contributed to the menu.  Because it was difficult to fit individually
>packed cakes and pies into a hamper, someone conceived the idea of
>layering together several cakes, and sometimes pies, into one unit.  This
>recipe is from east Kentucky...")

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