About Laura B. Weiss
Laura B. Weiss is an author, editor and journalist who writes about food, lifestyle and travel. She’s a freelance writer for Interior Design’s web site and the author of Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press 2011).
Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, FoodNetwork.com, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, The New York Daily News, Interior Design, AOL Travel, Fineliving.com, Edible Brooklyn, The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, Library Journal and Nation’s Restaurant News. Laura was also an editor of the Zagat Long Island Restaurant Guide 2009-2011. She’s served and an adjunct professor of journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU.
Laura was also a reporter for CQ Weekly, where she covered Congress and national politics, a writer for TIME’s school edition and a director at AOL where she managed major news and entertainment brands, such as Teen People, PBS, and Cartoon Network.
My Earliest Ice Cream Memory
I couldn’t eat dairy products until age three. When the Good Humor man around, I’d sob while I watched my pals gobble up chocolate covered ice cream bars and little cups of vanilla. I can still remember the day my doctor said I could finally eat ice cream! My mother pulled a pint of vanilla out of the freezer. I can vividly recall the way it looked—a pale shade of yellow with flecks of vanilla threaded throughout. She gave me a spoonful to taste. I took a small bite. I was hooked, forever!
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