Hickorynuts and Sunshine


Jessie Pope

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Tonight, we’ll read selections about baking breads and cakes from “The Charlotte Sunshine Cook Book” published in 1906.

This episode starts with a long-form poem about baking bread, then into bread recipes. If you stay awake for the second half, you will hear cake recipes including several using hickory nuts.

A relative of walnuts and pecans, there are many varieties of hickory tree nuts, and not all of them are edible or palatable to humans. But if you forage for wild hickory nuts of the right type, they are supposed to be one of the most delicious nuts, and can be eaten raw.