Florida Sweets from the Florida Memory Archives
What makes Florida so sweet? Is it the strawberry shortcake, Florida flan or Key lime pie? Published by the History Press, the book Florida Sweets will feature chapters on everything from festivals to fairs and parks to pies. We also have jelly, jam, toffee, taffy, ice cream, brittle, nuts and honey. Darling doughnuts, tropical treats, ethnic sweets and one of my favorites, chocolate.
We talked to shop owners and servers, street vendors and home cooks to compile just a fraction of the sweet treats Florida has to offer. Since there were so many venues delivering sweets across the state there was not enough room in the book to publish all the photos and information, so I will share some of those here with you.