[Sca-cooks] New ice cream books

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Apr 2 13:03:07 PDT 2009

Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making is out
and being advertised.
It's by Jeri Quinzio. University of California Press
$24.95, £14.95 hardcover
Available Now
304 pages, 6 x 8 inches, 18 color illustrations
Description reads:
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.

Also forthcoming later this summer is  Robin and Carolyn Weir's
Ice Creams, Sorbets and Gelati
*Product Description*
12 years after the publication of their previous book, the largest 
selling book on ICES that has ever been published, Caroline and Robin 
Weir return with the ultimate "Ice Cream, Gelato, and Sorbet" book. 
Since the first publication, over a decade of research, collecting and 
millions of calories have gone into this new book which has over 400 
recipes ....There are new revelations, on the history of ice cream as 
well as the origin of the ice cream cone, plus dozens of new pictures 
and illustrations from the authors constantly expanding collection as 
well as a section on both penny licks and some hilarious soda fountain 


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