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Reinventing Fruitcake

Fruitcake may be inextricably linked with Christmas, but it is not everyone’s cup of tea.  The common fruitcake (crustus fructus lacrimosa) has been in existence since time immemorial, literally, and legend has it that the original Gifts of The Magi were actually gold, frankincense and fruitcake. Luckily, Caspar, upon hearing that Melchior was trying to pawn off a fruitcake he had received at a going away party in the Orient, had some Myrrh in his pocket and said, “Hey Buddy, give the kid this instead.” And the rest is history. Continue »