School Bake Sale Wars Continue

05/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • SARAH KERSHAW nytimes.com

The battle over bake sales, a tenacious civic tradition, has struck a deep chord with home cooks and food historians. Whether in the chaos of New York City or in the quiet of a rural village, bake sales evoke a sense of comfort and trust through the intimacy of cooking, in slices of layer cake, lemon bars, tollhouse cookies, hermits, muffins, pies.

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