Forget your secret sorrows, and have some cake

06/10/2010 | Guardian (London), The

There are cake recipes, and then there's Andy Connelly's instructions for baking an English pound cake -- less a recipe than a whistle-stop tour of thousands of years of culinary heritage. From ancient Egypt to modern America, Connelly delves into the history, traditions and even philosophy of cake-eating, and promises to show how a simple sugary snack can wash away all sorrows and help make you more lovable.

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