Slate wrote an article that assigned a different dessert to each state. No state was allowed to get apple pie or chocolate chip cookies. They also had to be a dessert you could make, brands don't count, so Vermont couldn't be Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
California got "Meyer Lemon Cake" because Meyer lemons grow in California and Alice Waters served it at Chez Panisse when she was inventing California cuisine (according to Slate.) Now (and I quote) Meyer Lemon Cake is "ubiquitous" on West Coast menus.
Maybe I've just not been paying attention, but I had not realized that Meyer Lemon Cake was ubiquitous on menus around here. Maybe it is, but I honestly can't recall seeing it on a menu or ever ordering Meyer Lemon Cake.
So, because I would like to try our official dessert (according to Slate, anyway), does anyone have a local recommendation for Meyer Lemon Cake.
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