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popup.jpgToday, the Times takes a look at the Pittsburgh area practice of having a "cookie table" to greet guests at weddings. The tradition has its roots in the Italian, Greek, Irish and Eastern European communities that settled there, but has only grown stronger and more evolved over the last century, to the point where even the most chic wedding planners incorporate a cookie table into their designs, often with to-go containers for guests to fill up on their way home. An expert on the subject, notes “One theory goes that it got a jump start during the Depression, when elaborate wedding cakes were not as common...cookies filled in the need because so many people could contribute, so the expense didn’t fall on one family." [NYT]

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