Snackshot of the Day: Baked Alaska

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Baked Alaska was first served at Delmonico's in New York City.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of baked Alaska. Baked Alaska is a classic dessert made of sponge cake topped with ice cream, surrounded by meringue. Then, the dish is baked for a short time, just enough to harden the meringue, but not long enough for the heat to reach the ice cream. Classic New York City restaurant Delmonico's is credited as being the creator of baked Alaska back in 1876 as an homage to America's newest acquired state.

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