Ice Cream's Cool History
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Join food historian Francine Segan to discover the fascinating stories behind our favorite frozen treats: banana splits, root beer floats, pie à la mode, Eskimo Pies, Bananas Foster, baked Alaska, and more.
We’ll trace these sweets back centuries to the cool treats enjoyed by Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero, who surely invented the first slushy when he sent runners to mountaintops to harvest glistening snow that he ate flavored
with fruit. Did you know that vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in the USA, accounting for over 25% of sales, with chocolate a distant second or Hawaii has an “ice cream bean” that tastes just like vanilla ice cream? Discover who invented the ice cream cone, why and the fascinating roles Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Regan played in ice cream history.
FRANCINE SEGAN, a renowned food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books including Movie Menus and Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy.
She is a regular on TV, appearing frequently on the Food Network, PBS, Discovery and History Channels as well as local and national news programs. Francine’s articles have appeared in Saveur, Epicurious, Vogue and Fine Cooking Magazine and she is an often-featured expert in newspapers including the Wall St Journal, USA Today and The New York Times.
She lectures across the USA and is a frequent guest speaker at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, the Smithsonian Museum in DC, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, and the 92nd St Y, NYC’s premiere cultural center.
For more information see: www.FrancineSegan.com
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