"I was particularly struck that her family always celebrated the birthday of the Marquis de Lafayette with a lemon layer cake. I don't know why her family had this particular celebration, but having shared Maira Kalman with Evelyn, lemon layer cake with the rest, and living in Lafayette, I thought I'd suggest September 6 (which seems to be his birthday, but there are different ideas online) as a new holiday to be celebrated with lemon layer cake."Thanks, Elaine, we should do that!
Friday, January 01, 2010
Lemon Layer Cake
My sister, Elaine, wrote me to be sure to read Maira Kalman's latest op-ed. We are all fond of her work. Elaine said: