Of Sugar and Snow

Of Sugar and Snow

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Was ice cream invented in Philadelphia? How about by the Emperor Nero, when he poured honey over snow? Did Marco Polo first taste it in China and bring recipes back? In this first book to tell ice cream's full story, Jeri Quinzio traces the beloved confection from its earliest appearances in sixteenth-century Europe to the small towns of America and debunks some colorful myths along the way. She explains how ice cream is made, describes its social role, and connects historical events to its business and consumption. A diverting yet serious work of history, Of Sugar and Snow provides a fascinating array of recipes, from a seventeenth-century Italian lemon sorbet to a twentieth-century American strawberry mallobet, and traces how this once elite status symbol became today's universally available and wildly popular treat.The writer was trying to persuade readers to buy aquot;a recent valuable invention, in the shape of an a#39;ice cream freezer and beater.a#39; aquot; According to the article, Masser s Self-Acting Patent Ice-Cream Freezer and Beater would make ice cream moreanbsp;...

Title:Of Sugar and Snow
Author:Jeri Quinzio
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009-04-05


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