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Banana Split Book: Everything There Is to Know about America's Greatest Dessert
     

Banana Split Book: Everything There Is to Know about America's Greatest Dessert

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by Turback Michael
 
Michael Turback trains a connoisseur's eye on the origins of the Banana Split and its status in the social chronicle of an entire century. In this surprising and entertaining book, the award-winning author offers fascinating facts, astounding trivia, and fabulous formulas for what he calls "the Liberace of desserts." He casts a wide net to collect over 150 versions of

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Michael Turback trains a connoisseur's eye on the origins of the Banana Split and its status in the social chronicle of an entire century. In this surprising and entertaining book, the award-winning author offers fascinating facts, astounding trivia, and fabulous formulas for what he calls "the Liberace of desserts." He casts a wide net to collect over 150 versions of the heterogeneous dessert--ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again.

"The Banana Split is not only American by birth," says Turback. "It also reflects our genius for invention, passion for indulgence, and reputation for wackiness. It's like no other dessert in the world--a grand idea that could only be conceived in a place as grand as America."

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ISBN-13:
9780940159839
Publisher:
Camino Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Banana Split Book: Everything There Is to Know about America's Greatest Dessert 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Ice Cream Sundae is now 100 years old! The Banana Split Book is more than a recipe book for making one banana split, but one that explains the history of bananas, how the sundae was created as well as 150 variations offered across the country! Michael Turback is a restaurateur, food writer, wine judge and ice cream enthusiast living in Ithaca, New York. After his first book, A Month of Sundaes, he became one of the country's leading authorities on the history of ice cream. With splatterings of trivia, quotes from famous people and a ton of research about bananas and ice cream in the United States, the author takes us on a journey of the Ice Cream Sundae. With photos and recipes from all over the country, including one recipe from Bermuda, Turback searches for the best ice cream sundae. This book shows you that there are hundreds of possible creative combinations that equal the ice cream sundae. If you really love ice cream, and are interested in jazzing up your life with some creative adaptations of the ice cream sundae, pick up this book. It is definitely worth the price.