“He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. ‘Guilt’ was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’”
―Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
National Chocolate Cake Day is almost upon us, and now sounds like a good time for me to implore you to please celebrate this most wonderful of holidays with a chocolate cake. Go ahead and treat yourself to what I consider one of the best cakes that can ever be made. Of course, as with most things, not every chocolate cake is born equal. Some just stand out from the crowd, and it’s my job to point you toward recipes you ought to be embracing, and it’s your job to embrace them!
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