More than 90 years ago, a bakery in Hendersonville created a delicious Christmas tradition. Today, the line of customers waiting for a box of fresh gingerbread men runs out the door and down the block.
In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.