I still haven't completely formed an opinion on cross-posting things to Metafilter, but there are topics which seem like they fit a particular community better. However, this one I wanted to share with everybody, so apologies to those who visit both sites.
When Harry Met Betty The history of cake has been long and varied, and many have interesting histories. Some are misleadingly named. However, few have had as mysterious and interesting a history as one of the 20th century's most famous cakes, the Chiffon. From the always wonderful Rake Magazine.