For the Love of Whoopie
Cake-like discs sandwiching a creamy center is the stuff of baking legend in Maine, where the whoopie pie is celebrated and pushed to its limit with unlikely flavor combinations. (Strawberry Mocha Whoopie Pie, anyone?) Soon, perhaps, the whoopie pie will be elevated to the distinction of Maine's official dessert. Amos Orcutt, president the University of Maine Foundation, hopes to make the ubiquitous dessert as synonymous with Maine as black-capped chickadees and white pines. (Vote here in an online poll.) In the meantime, the good folks of Dover-Foxcroft are already clearing the calendar for next year’s Whoopie Pie Festival.