Author event with Sarah Baird, author of Kentucky Sweets

Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming Sarah Baird for a discussion and signing of her book, Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie.Kentuckians from frontiersmen to modern-day pastry chefs have put their marks on the state's baking history. Residents of the commonwealth have plenty of rich recipes and time-honored traditions, like pulling parties, where folks would gather to make taffy. Stack cakes originated from Appalachian weddings, where guests would each offer a layer of cake to the bride and groom, who then added the jam to hold the creation together. The decadent Modjeska confection gets its name from a Victorian-era candy maker's crush on a popular Polish actress. In Kentucky Sweets, Sarah Baird takes readers on a whirlwind trip--complete with recipes--that examines the delectable history of unique Kentucky treats from pawpaws to chocolate gravy. Sarah Baird a freelance food writer. She is a weekly contributor on Serious Eats, where her wheelhouse is sweets and baked goods from the Southeast. She is also a columnist at Okra Magazine, where she writes about the intersection of Southern cuisine and music. 

Event date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville