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Sugar-plums and sherbet : the prehistory of sweets / Laura Mason.

Title
Sugar-plums and sherbet : the prehistory of sweets / Laura Mason.
Author
Mason, Laura, 1957-2021
Publication
Totnes, Devon : Prospect Books, 2004.

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Description
250 p. : ill.; 22 cm.
Subject
Confectionery > History
Genre/Form
History
Note
  • Originally published: 1998.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
I. In the sweet shop -- II. Why sweets are not puddings: some definitions -- III. Sucrose, sugar loaves and cassonade: facts about sugar -- IV. Boiling and measuring: the alchemy of sugar -- V. Candy complexities -- VI. Written in sugar: pulled sweets and seaside rock -- VII. Sweet acidity: fruit drops and fruit preserved -- VIII. Lost meanings: comfits -- IX. Consuming wealth and eating words: sugar paste -- X. At the interface: sherbet -- XI. Against the cough: liquorice and marshmallow -- XII. A late developer: toffee -- XIII. For the look of the thing -- XIV. The sugar archives.
ISBN
1903018285
LCCN
^^2004445161
OCLC
52396133
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library