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Laura B. Weiss

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I love ice cream so I decided to write a history of this fabulous dessert. When not eating ice cream, I'm a journalist and blogger. Credits include: The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, the NY Daily News, I was a reporter for Congressional Quarterly and a writer for TIME's school edition. I've also taught journalism at New York University. Follow me at Check out

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Ice Cream: A Global History

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Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books) (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Description: Love ice cream? In Ice Cream: A Global History by Laura B. Weiss you’ll learn lots of fun facts about where your favorite dessert comes from. You’ll take a trip through the history of ice cream—from 17th century Italy to modern-day Tokyo. You’ll read about Good Humor-loving World War II-era German diplomats, donkeys wooed with ice cream cones, and sundaes with names such as “Over the Top” and “George Washington.” This rollicking tale is populated with Chinese emperors, English kings, former slaves, women inventors, shrewd entrepreneurs, Italian immigrant hokey-pokey ice cream vendors, and gourmand American First Ladies. This book sure to be enjoyed by all who are beckoned by the siren song of the ice cream truck.

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