Press for Ice Cream: A Global History
Ice Cream: A Global History is the place to turn if you want to know the backstory of everyone’s favorite frozen treat!— David Lebovitz‚ author, The Perfect Scoop and former pastry chef, Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA.
In “Ice Cream: A Global History” (Reaktion, 176 pages, $15.95), food writer Laura B. Weiss tells the fascinating story of a popular, mass-produced frozen treat that began life thousands of years ago as the dessert of kings.…Embellished with clever illustrations and a nice selection of historical and contemporary recipes.—The Wall Street Journal
“…Laura B. Weiss, with her crisp and concise “Ice Cream: A Global History,” published earlier this year.”—The Wall Street Journal
Ice Cream: A Global History…looking back at ice cream’s enduring appeal to people around the globe – from George Washington’s ice cream cravings to today’s upwardly mobile Chinese – …celebrates the enormous popularity of a beloved treat that never goes out of style. It’s a MUST read this summer…with ice-cream in-hand of course!—Food Network Magazine
In her fascinating new book, Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2011) author Laura B. Weiss takes us on a journey from ice cream’s beginnings in ancient China to its present day evolution into an artisanal offering. Nestled throughout the book are fun factoids. Which country’s ice cream is so thick you have to cut it with a knife? Turkey. Which NYC neighborhood was headquarters to many profit-hungry confectioners in pre-revolutionary times? Wall Street!—Dessert Professional
In Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books, UK, $15.95), Laura Weiss paints a compelling portrait of everyone’s favorite dessert.—”The Empress of Ice Cream.”—Palm Beach Illustrated
The subject is captivating enough to keep the interest of students of cultural history as well as ice cream fanatics or foodie historians.—Library Journal
Selected Press and Articles
“The Cool History of Ice Cream,” Boston Globe, April 27, 2011
“Cooking the Books with Laura B. Weiss,” Publishers Weekly, May 2, 2011
Heritage Radio, May 19, 2011
New York Times, Dining Calendar, May 31, 2011
“Local Food Blogger Writes History of Ice Cream,” DNA Info, June 5, 2o11
“Ice cream and tenderloin go together like peas and carrots at Midtown Manhattan hotel food tasting,” New York Daily News, June 7, 2011
“Two Scoops? No Five Ice Cream Recipes!” Virginia Willis Culinary Productions, Aug 3, 2011
“Not Your Parents’ Summer Treat,” CitySpoonful.com, Aug 17, 2011
“Celebs Love Ice Cream Too,” by Laura B. Weiss, Huffington Post, Aug 23, 2011
“Best Book on the History of Ice Cream,” Examiner.com, Aug 23, 2011
“We All Scream for Ice Cream,” Wisconsin Public Radio, Aug 26, 2011
Cityscape: “I Scream, You Scream….,” WFUF Public Radio, New York, July 14, 2012.
Ice Cream Magic in Mattituck Expands to Utah, by Laura B. Weiss, Edible East End, Aug. 29, 2012.
Author of Book on Ice Cream Comes to St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Times, Jan. 23, 2013.
The Scoop on Ice Cream | Author Laura B. Weiss dishes on the ancient frozen treat, East Bay Monthly, June 2013.
Dipped Cones Delight, Valley Public Radio (NPR), June 4, 2013.