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07 July 2009

Whoopie Pie

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5 x 5 in., oil on canvas on panel

I got this whoopie pie at the Amish farm about an hour outside of Philadelphia where we get our food.

According to Wikipedia, a whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, or bob) is a baked good made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy frosting sandwiched between them. While considered a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition, they are increasingly sold throughout the United States. According to food historians, Amish women would bake these and put them in farmers' lunchboxes. When farmers would find these treats in their lunch, they would shout "whoopie!"

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