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Piece of Cake

L.A. confectioner Valerie Gordon is profiled in today's New York Times Magazine Blog. Famous around town for her delicate toffees and chocolates, Gordon has recently embarked on a quest to resurrect lost cakes. Think old-timey classics like Brown Derby grapefruit cake, Bullock’s Wilshire coconut cream pie and Chasen’s banana shortcake, all with an L.A. story to back them up. Nostalgia, meet sugar. [NYT]

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