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.... In their anxiety over the state of the business, some manufacturers even blamed home cooks for their problems. In 1933 ... aquot;The electric refrigerator is yet a new invention and the total sum of its usefulness has not in any way been discovered, aquot; wrote Alice Bradley in Electric Refrigerator Menus and Recipes, a book whose subtitle was aquot;Recipes prepared especially for the General Electric Refrigerator.

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

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