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What am I celebrating today?

December 5, 2013

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Today marks the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition (January 1920 through December, 1933).  This was accomplished by ratification of the 21st amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

It is difficult for me to believe that an amendment such as the 18th was ever proposed, let alone ratified, in the first place.  It must have been a very different time, or I am just exhibiting my proclivity for leaving the Constitution alone.

Nevertheless, today is National Sacher Torte Day.  So raise a glass (or not) and enjoy this Austrian delicacy, which was developed in 1823 by Austrian pastry chef, Franz Sacher.

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Here is a recipe from the Austrian Tourist Board.

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