Sweet Invention

Sweet Invention

A History of Dessert

eBook - 2011
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"A social, cultural, and-above all-culinary history of dessert, Sweet Invention explores the world's great dessert traditions, from ancient India to 21st-century Indiana. Each chapter begins with author Michael Krondl tasting and analyzing an icon of dessert, such as baklava from the Middle East or macarons from France, and then combines extensive scholarship with a lively writing style to spin an ancient tale of some of the world's favorite treats and their creators. From the sweet makers of Persia who gave us the first donuts to the sugar sculptors of Renaissance Italy whose creativity gave rise to the modern-day wedding cake, this authoritative read clears up numerous misconceptions about the origins of various desserts, while elucidating their social, political, religious-and even sexual-uses through the ages"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781569769539
1569769532
9781569769522
1569769524
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (418 p.)

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edosdoba
May 23, 2012

relates to rich cohen's sweet and low

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