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The Resource Sweet invention : a history of dessert, Michael Krondl

Sweet invention : a history of dessert, Michael Krondl

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Sweet invention : a history of dessert
Title
Sweet invention
Title remainder
a history of dessert
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Michael Krondl
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
"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"--
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10024697
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Krondl, Michael
Dewey number
641.8/6
Index
index present
LC call number
TX773
LC item number
.K7154 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Desserts
  • Confectionery
  • Pastry
  • Food habits
  • COOKING / History
  • COOKING / Essays
  • COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
Target audience
adult
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a history of dessert
Label
Sweet invention : a history of dessert, Michael Krondl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-402) and index
Control code
2011016804
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9781556529542
Lccn
2011016804
Label
Sweet invention : a history of dessert, Michael Krondl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-402) and index
Control code
2011016804
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
418 p.
Isbn
9781556529542
Lccn
2011016804

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