Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The "battle" has even caught the eye of The Wall Street Journal--in an article called "Bakin' Whoopie". You can read the Mainer's point of view in an article from the Bangor Daily News.
Sad as this sounds, Mary Beth and I have actually discussed this issue. Personally, I think that there must be some connection between the two places that lay claim to these treats. Despite some very slight differences in recipes, they're basically the same in both places and are called the same thing in both places. Sounds to me that somewhere along the line, someone moved from PA to ME (or maybe the other way around, but I doubt it) and took her Whoopie Pie recipe with her. The rest is history.
I guess it doesn't really matter. Living near Amish country and traveling to Maine each year, I can get my fill of Whoopie Pies throughout the year.