How many will he eat?

I fancy myself something of a snack cake connoisseur, but I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a Tastykake.

It is a regional Philadelphia-based snack cake, of several varieties.

Which is why Philadelphia’s Cardinal Justin Rigali bet a box of them in his World Series wager with Archbishop Dolan (who promised bagels and cream cheese).

As this picture shows, Rigali paid up this week at the big meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.


The “kakes” look like this:


Top photo: USCCB

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.