Month of Sundaesby Michael Turback
This book is so delicious that it will make your taste buds tingle for the delight of ice cream and warm, runny syrup. Michael Turback's charmingbook tickles both memory and appetite. Each Sundae on these pages shows off American inventiveness while expressing our essential character: big and splashy to behold, refreshing and easy to enjoy. A Month of Sundaes is sauced in the lore of America's quintessential dessert. Sundaes are us -- and have been evolving since a Maryland governor dished up ice cream for guests in 1700. Thomas Jefferson splashed maple syrup on vanilla, Dolley Madison folded in fresh strawberries, and an enterprising Ithaca, New York, soda fountain proprietor topped off his 1892 creation with a candied cherry. The author remembers great soda fountains of the past and visits today's best ice cream parlors to deliver their flavors in descriptive nuggets, sprinkles of insight and 150 Sundae recipes. His tour takes us through the United States and Canada, and jets us to London and Paris. Along the way, he delightfully tutors us in the dialect of Fountain Speak and brings us the Sundae musings of one time soda jerks from Harry Truman to Malcolm X. America, viewed through the Sundae glass, is a place of nourishing tradition and never-ending new treats.
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This book is a celebration of the real America, the one of my childhood, and one that seems to be coming back now, where people go out for Sundaes to mark occasions or just because they feel good. You'll find lots on interesting and unusual things about history in it, and recipes you didn't think existed any more. My husband who is from New York says he wants to make the Butterscotch sauce that used to be on Schrafft's sundaes, and I saw one from Blum's in San Francisco that I remembered well. My son gave me this book for Mother's Day, and it really was a good gift.