Dessert : a tale of happy endings

Title
Dessert : a tale of happy endings / Jeri Quinzo.
Author
Quinzio, Jeri,
Publication
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018.

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Description
269 pages; 23 cm
Genre/Form
  • Cookbooks.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
JFE 18-8705
ISBN
  • 1780239831
  • 9781780239835
Author
Quinzio, Jeri, author.
Title
Dessert : a tale of happy endings / Jeri Quinzo.
Publisher
London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"Whether it's a homemade strawberry shortcake in summer or a chef's complex medley of sweets, dessert is the perfect ending to a meal. Most of us, even those who seldom indulge, have a favourite dessert. After all, sweet is one of the basic flavours and we seem to be hard-wired to like it. Yet while everyone has a taste for sweetness, not every culture enjoys a dessert course at the end of the meal. And desserts as we know them - the light sponge cakes, the ice creams, the steamed plum puddings - are neither as old nor as ubiquitous as many of us believe. Jeri Quinzio traces the history of desserts and the way they, and the course itself, have evolved over time. The story begins before dessert was a separate course - when sweets and savouries were mixed on the table - and concludes in the present, when homey desserts are enjoying a revival, and as molecular gastronomists are creating desserts an alchemist would envy. An indulgent read, for all those with a curious mind and a sweet tooth."--Provided by publisher.
Research Call Number
JFE 18-8705
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