By Susan Howard
Growing up in my family we had one very important rule. The rule was that you could eat anything, but it had to be worth it. With this rule, you didn’t have to take into consideration nutritional value — but base the worthiness of the food on taste.
Being the granddaughter of Jack and Eddie Peck, owners of Peck’s Bakery, I had a lot of chances to sample. This became my first of many opportunities to acquire a healthy (not so healthy) sugar addiction.
The one thing my grandparents did religiously was keep their offerings fresh. They insured this by selling day-old treats at half price. The customers knew that what they were buying was made that morning. (Later, upon selling the bakery to a guy who did not practice the same diligence, the store went out of business in 6 months. People knew.) For herself, Grandma Eddie always had to make sure things were piping hot and just out ..read more