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'Cake Bible' Author Rose Levy Beranbaum Charged $25 'Forkage' Fee at The Breslin

Noted baking author Rose Levy Beranbaum was recently charged a $25 "forkage" fee for couple slices of cake she brought into a New York City restaurant. While it was "outside food," Beranbaum had brought the cake from a cake-related video shoot she had just done and wanted to share it with her pastry chef friends. (Heck, she even offered the pastry chef and the server a piece.) While it's common for restaurants to charge a "cake fee" to customers bringing their own dessert, here it seems a little steep. We want to know what you would do. More

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