Milwaukee Frozen Custard

Milwaukee Frozen Custard

by Kathleen McCann, Robert Tanzilo


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Milwaukee Frozen Custard by Kathleen McCann, Robert Tanzilo

Frozen custard is more than a dessert in Milwaukee. It's a culture, a lifestyle and a passion. From the stand that inspired television's Happy Days to the big three—Gilles, Leon's and Kopp's—take a tour through the history of this guilty pleasure. Learn about its humble origins as an unexpected rival to ice cream and its phenomenal success as a concession at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933 that made the snack famous. Find the stories behind your favorite flavor at local festivals and homegrown neighborhood stands. Milwaukee authors and editors Kathleen McCann and Robert Tanzilo launch a celebration of custard lore, featuring a stand guide and much more. Dig into what makes Milwaukee the Frozen Custard Capital of the World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467118613
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: American Palate Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 796,141
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kathleen McCann is a Milwaukee-based writer and editor. She's currently editor of a healthcare system magazine and previously worked in media and public relations. She grew up in the area, eating A&W and Dairy Queen treats; she's since mended her ways, and sticks to frozen custard—all too regularly.

Robert Tanzilo has written three books for The History Press: The Milwaukee Police Station Bomb of 1917, Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses and Hidden History of Milwaukee. He is managing editor of OnMilwaukee, a daily online city magazine, where he writes about history, food and architecture. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, on a steady diet of Good Humor, Mister Softee and Carvel, but he now prefers frozen custard over all others.

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