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Ice Cream

Marilyn Powell

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-797-9
Trim Size: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2
Cloth
Overlook
6/22/2006

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In this delicious story of ice cream, we are taken on an exotic journey from the old world to the new, from ice harvesting in ancient China to birthday celebrations in the age of Louis XIV to ice cream cones painted by Andy Warhol in the twentieth century. It s a story filled with history, adventure, myth, and intriguing facts about ice cream. Did you know that the Scots believed ice cream parlors were dens of iniquity Or that there are more than seven hundred flavors and that the flavor you prefer expresses your personality In all its many forms, ice cream has become one of the oldest, most popular, and most democratic of pleasures. The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream, wrote poet Wallace Stevens. A wonderfully surprising, entertaining, and intelligent book, Ice Cream is about the dessert itself and how we have come to regard it. As Marilyn Powell reveals, ice cream is the dessert of memory, a perfect food for the imagination. Containing illustrations, anecdotes, and famous recipes, Ice Cream will delight ice cream lovers around the world.

Praise for Ice Cream
Like Mark Kurlansky s bestselling Salt. . . Powell s impressive research and personal reflections illuminate an overlooked cranny of our day-to-day lives. Toronto Star

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