I don't know if this qualifies as genealogy or not, but it certainly is a part of my family heritage. As a child, I grew up eating lots of whoopie pies. I know whenever my mother made them, I would shout "Whoopie!" In fact, I think whoopie pies made me the man I am today: a diabetic.
For those who do not know what a whoopie pie is, Wikipedia describes it as a "baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin or gingerbread cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them." I describe them as the perfect thing to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whoopie pies are popular in both New England and also amongst the Pennsylvania Amish.
The fourth annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival will be held on Saturday, June 22. That is about seven miles from where I grew up. The folks up there really know how to make these things!
Last year’s festival was voted Best New England Festival or Event by About.com New England Travel Readers. Details about the award may be found at http://goo.gl/zarJg.
If you would like to attend a traditional New England festival devoted to one of my favorite foods, you can read more about the the fourth annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival at the festival's web site: http://mainewhoopiepiefestival.com/ as well as in an article by Alex Barber, published in the Bangor Daily News at http://goo.gl/cUKrC.
Sadly, whoopie pies are not allowed on my diabetic diet. (sigh) However, they will always remain as one of my fondest childhood memories.