|Sandra Lee with another plate of|
My friend Barbara gets practically apoplectic when she hears the name “Sandra Lee”. Whether this has anything to do with the “Semi Homemade” hostess’ debacle over something Ms. Lee called her “Kwanzaa Cake”, I am not sure. But given that Anthony Bourdain referred to the recipe as “an edible hate crime”, it very might well be. Ms. Lee’s confection consisted of an angel food cake with chocolate and cinnamon flavored vanilla icing, corn nuts, popcorn, pumpkin seeds and apple pie filling. One reviewer told the tale of taking the cake to a party only to have her fellow guests gag and spit it out. And Mr. Bourdain of the ‘edible hate crime’ label said “The most terrifying thing I’ve seen is her making a Kwanzaa cake. Watch (the video clip) and tell me your eyeballs don’t burst into flames. It’s a war crime on television. You’ll scream”. Apparently, it still makes Barbara scream every time she hears the woman’s name.