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A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

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In this fascinating picture book, four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history.

In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries a
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Hardcover, 44 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Schwartz & Wade (first published September 1st 2012)
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Sara Grochowski
In A Fine Dessert readers follow the evolution of blackberry fool through four centuries, from 1710 to 2010. In each century, readers explore how the dessert was prepared, by whom, and for who - three elements that chronicle vast changes in culture and society. This title will be best for slightly older readers, perhaps 6 through 10, and can easily be used as a starting point when discussing technological advancements (especially in relation to foodstuffs), changes in social and class structure, ...more
Emma (Miss Print)
This is a beautiful book--as is to be expected with an illustrator like Blackall. Jenkins brings historic details into this story for a nice touch. The families shown are also diverse including a variety of living arrangments and cooks. Historical note at the end, plus a list of sources and a recipe. Lovely.
Beth
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