Munchmobile Loves Mardi Gras


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The Star Ledger‘s Munchmobile has hit the road for another summer of exploring the food of New Jersey, and today’s paper carries a report on its search for the best cake. It found one it really liked in Verona, the strawberry shortcake at Mardi Gras. Here’s what it said, in part:

The strawberry shortcake is a model of this most American of desserts; shortcake parties started popping up in the mid-19th century as a celebration of summer. One Muncher, Bill Ackershoek, Emily’s dad, would call Mardi Gras’ strawberry shortcake the day’s best cake.

Read the full report here. Congratulations to Maria, Angela and Antonio!

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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