My New Book—Ice Cream: A Global History

Ice Cream Times in Philadelphia

By Laura B. Weiss Enough with the Liberty Bell. I go to Philly to eat. And as nearly everyone knows, Philly is known for its ice cream. Philadelphia is loaded with great ice cream places, but I like the old timey ones. There’s Bassets in Reading Terminal Market. When we lived in Philly awhile back, [...]

Cake Gets the Star Treatment

Does it get more glamorous than this? William Styron and Lauren Bacall cut a cake at Poet & Writer’s tenth anniversary party in 1980. What do you think Bacall is laughing about? Photo by Nancy Compton. Tweet

Food Books for Summer Reading from the James Beard Foundation

By Laura B. Weiss Here’s a way to get your food fix and still fit into your bikini. Instead of devouring food, devour books about it. The just-released James Beard Foundation’s Fourteen Great Reads for Food Lovers is a list of memoirs, history, and fiction for food lovers to consume during the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and [...]

Beer Tastings and History at the New York Historical Society

By Laura B. Weiss Calling all brewmeisters and beer fiends. You can sample beer and see exhibits chronicling the sudsy brew’s storied New York history at Brew Here, the New York Historical Society‘s summer exhibit, opening May 25, 2012.  It’ll go all summer long, until September 2. The exhibit will walk you through beer’s long [...]