Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Why I love old ladies -- Reason #294

294. They nonchalantly bake fifteen-layer cakes

'Many experienced cooks in the South assume that everyone knows how to bake. Virginia Willis, author of “Bon App├ętit, Y’all,” sent me a coconut cake recipe she got from an 80-year-old family friend from Augusta, Ga. It begins: “Make a yellow cake.”'

1 comment:

Pour of Tor said...

I love it. This is how my family all are when they give me recipes. I, on the other hand, being a terribly textual person, can barely function in the kitchen unless I have clear step by step instructions *in writing* in front of me at every moment.

And, being quite close to my grandmother, I can think of quite a few reasons to love old ladies, the best of which is: no filters on all the things you used to be too timid to ask about! Of course, this is also one of the reasons I fear old ladies....