What a lovely surprise on Sunday to hear Cheryl Day’s voice on “The Splendid Table”, American Public Media’s show hosted by the sometimes-overly-cheery Lynne Rossetto Kasper.
Griff and Cheryl Day of course own Savannah’s Back in the Day Bakery, a phenomenally successful small business at the corner of Bull and 40th streets.
From the program’s Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is a throwback to simpler times:
Complete with flowered tablecloths and old-time aprons, Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Ga., is definitely a vintage land. It’s a throwback to the imagined comfort zone of 1940s and ’50s, when baking from scratch was a badge of honor. Looking into the cases at Back in the Day, you’d think you were at a community bake sale maybe 60 years ago.
Owners Cheryl and Griffith Day make it all happen: She does the sweets, he does the breads. Together they’ve written The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper: In the photo of you two on the cover, you look like an ad from a 1950s magazine. You’re in that gray dress with the apron. Griffith is in the plaid shirt with the shorts and the white socks.
Cheryl Day: People thought that was styling, but that’s really Cheryl and Griffith Day.
The whole piece is definitely worth a read or a listen:
“The Splendid Table” also posted a couple of great images on their Facebook page, including this one of Cheryl’s Chocolate Heaven Cake:
Congrats to Griff and Cheryl on their ongoing success and thanks to them for continuing to put Savannah in such a glowing spotlight.