My New Book—Ice Cream: A Global History

Passover: Chozen Ice Cream-A Lighter Finish to that Heavy Seder Meal

Photo: Laura B. Weiss
Chozen Ice Cream, concocted by three New York women, with names and ingredients that tap into the shtetl/Jewish culinary tradition—from Matzoh Crunch to the newest flavor, Apples and Honey, is a great finish to your Seder meal. Let’s face it, Haroseth, pot roast and matzoh ball soup (hopefully, of the non-cannonball variety), [...]

Read an Excerpt: Ice Cream: A Global History, Published Today

My new book, Ice Cream: A Global History, (Reaktion Books), is being published today, April 1. It’s a fun trip around the word of ice cream. Readers journey from ancient China where ice cream was concocted with dragon eyeballs and camphor to modern-day Turkey where ice cream vendors still make a frozen dessert that’s so thick [...]

Oscars: Justin Bieber, Other Movie Stars Love Ice Cream

From Justin Bieber to Ingrid Bergman, movie stars love ice cream, so Oscar night is a good time to review these ice cream factoids.. Plus, scads of movies featured ice cream or soda fountains to evoke bedrock American values.
In honor of the Oscars, here’s some movie star and celeb trivia about the and stars and [...]

Ice Cream Book Wins Praise from David Lebovitz

David Lebovitz‚ Perfect Scoop author and former pastry chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, the popular restaurant owned by Alice Waters, said after reading Ice Cream, “It’s great.”
“Ice Cream: A Global History is the place to turn if you want to know the backstory of everyone’s favorite frozen treat!”
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Ice Cream: Edible Series and Ice Cream on Awards List

Ice Cream, my new book on how everyone’s favorite food developed around the world, is shortlisted as part of the Edible Series for the Andre Simon Food Book Awards.
To pre-order, go to Amazon, Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible) or to any of your favorite booksellers.