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Ice Cream: A Global History

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Be it soft-serve, gelato, frozen custard, Indian kulfi or Israeli glida, some form of cold, sweet ice cream treat can found throughout the world in restaurants and home freezers. Though ice cream was once considered a food for the elite, it has evolved into one of the most successful mass-market products ever developed.

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In Ice Cream, food writer Lauraand#160;B. Weiss takes the reader on a vibrant trip through the history of ice cream from ancient China to modern-day Tokyo in order to tell the lively story of how this delicious indulgence became a global sensation. Weiss tells of donkeys wooed with ice cream cones, Good Humor-loving World War II-era German diplomats, and sundaes with names such as and#8220;Over the Topand#8221; and and#8220;George Washington.and#8221; Her account is populated with Chinese emperors, English kings, former slaves, women inventors, shrewd entrepreneurs, Italian immigrant hokey-pokey ice cream vendors, and gourmand American First Ladies. Today American brands dominate the world ice cream market, but vibrant dessert cultures like Italyand#8217;s continue to thrive, and new ones, like Japanand#8217;s, flourish through unique variations.

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Weiss connects this much-loved food with its place in history, making this a book sure to be enjoyed by all who are beckoned by the siren song of the ice cream truck.

About the Author

Laura Weiss

Table of Contents

Introduction: Everyone Loves Ice Cream

1. The Early Ice Cream Age

2. Confectioners and Colonists

3. Ice Cream for the Masses

4. Ice Cream's Golden Age

5. Cones and Novel Ice Cream Treats

6. Ice Cream Goes Mass Market

7. The New Ice Cream Age

Recipes

References

Select Bibliography

Websites and Associations

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861897923
Author:
Weiss, Laura
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Author:
Weiss, Laura B.
Subject:
Desserts
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Desserts
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Reaktion Books - Edible
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 4.75 in

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » By Ingredient » Dairy and Eggs » General
Cooking and Food » Desserts and Candy » General
Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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