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Scary Stuff About Ice Cream on Halloween

Yes, ice cream has its scary side. Like poison ice cream cones. Like contaminated street cart ice cream.

I talked on Halloween to gluten-free guru Jean Layton about ice cream’s underbelly, plus some ice cream history I unearthed in my book, Ice Cream: A Global History.

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New Orleans Book Signing for Ice Cream: A Global History Weds Feb. 27

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New Orleans ice cream lovers! Come to my book signing and talk, sponsored by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, at the fabulous Creole Creamery  We’ll be talking about NOLA ice cream history. Plus, I’ll throw in some fun facts from ice cream’s storied past as it evolved into the world’s favorite treat.  Hope to see you there!  Here’s the info:

Ice Cream: A Global History Book Signing and Talk

When: Wednesday, February 27 from 5 to 7 PM

What:  Book signing from 5pm to 7pm. Discussion at 6:00

Where: Creole Creamery (4924 Prytania Street)

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6 Great Ice Cream Gifts For All Seasons

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It’s way too cold to eat ice cream, at least it’s too frigid for me!  So why not buy yourself—or an ice cream loving friend—some ice cream kitsch? It comes in many forms–ceramics, bath towels, even Elvis ice cream cone Christmas tree ornaments! Read about it here:

It’s winter and few people are thinking about that delicious, but frosty dessert, ice cream. So I was shocked to learn that ice cream-themed kitsch seems to be everywhere. For much of its history, ice cream was a dessert only rich folks could afford. There were even elaborate ice cream dishes and utensils for serving and eating the treat. But ice cream sandwich costumes and ice cream Christmas tree ornaments? That’s definitely a recent trend. There are also ice cream towels, ice cream bowls, ice cream costumes and ice cream items that look like Elvis. It may be cold outside, but ice cream novelties are definitely hot! So you don’t need to wait until summer to make a gift of ice cream. Here are some items—some wacky, some useful— that will be sure to please every ice cream lover:

 

 

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Event: Drink Booze and Hear About Ice Cream Sodas

 

 

 

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Yes, I know, summer’s over. So what am I doing talking about ice cream? I should be talking about pumpkins. Or maybe turkeys.

Well, ice cream’s one of those treats that people love 24/7, 365 days a year. So even though it’s almost Halloween, I’m doing two events in the coming weeks where I’m talking about ice cream history and reading from my book Ice Cream: A Global History.

The first is in San Francisco Oct. 9 at Omnivore Books on Food. The second, part of the reading series Drink.Think, is in New York, where I’ll be part of a group reading about drinks, mostly alcoholic—except I’m reading about the sweet and innocent cream soda. (See below for details.)

 

 

 

Here’s the info.  Hope to see you there!

Omnivore Books of Food, San Francisco

Oct 9, 2012

6pm-7pm

3885 Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA

415 282 4712

Drink: Think, New York, New York

 October 16, 2012

The bar will be open starting at 6pm – the reading starts at 7pm

Obra Negra, below Casa Mezcal

86 Orchard Street

212 777 2600

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Get the Scoop at New Amsterdam Market’s Ice Cream Fest and Book Signing

From Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books) by Laura B. Weiss. Photo: Image Source/Rex Features.

Ice Cream Fanatics: The New Amsterdam Market’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Sunday is Aug. 19. If you’re in NYC, stop by for ice cream from some great purveyors—plus, I’ll be signing (and selling) copies of my book, Ice Cream: A Global History.

The event’s from 12pm-4pm. I’ll be perched in a booth amongst the ice cream folks signing books from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Probably won’t have a whole lot of time to sample the ice cream. So…I hope someone brings me a few tastes.

Here’s who’s scooping and the scoop on tickets, hours, etc.

Gabrielle Carbone of THE BENT SPOON

Joseph Roselli of DREAM SCOOPS

Amy Miller of EARLY BIRD COOKERY

Tracy Obolsky of ESCA

Keren Weiner of IL BUCO & IL BUCO ALIMENTARI & VINERIA

Ashley Whitmore of MARLOW & SONS

Fany Gerson of LA NEWYORKINA

Catherine Oddenino of LUCA & BOSCO

James Distefano of ROUGE TOMATE

Forbes Fisher of STEVE’S ICE CREAM

Ben Van Leeuwen of VAN LEEUWEN ARTISAN ICE CREAM

TICKET INFORMATION

EARLY BIRD ADMISSION $30 – Starts 12pm

(10 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 10 miniature cones)

GENERAL ADMISSION $20 – Starts 1pm

(8 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 8 miniature cones)

At the door: $35 for Early Bird and $25 for General Admission

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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