Why Fruitcake, the Maligned Holiday Treat, Is Finally Getting Some Respect

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Growing up in Chicago, Isabelle Kyrk loved eating fruitcake during the holidays. Her family would order one from the Trappist monks at Gethsemani Abbey, who’d bake a cake of mixed fruit and raisins and nuts, dunk it in Kentucky bourbon and ship it off. Kyrk and her five siblings savored every bite.

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