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Sweet Invention : A History of Dessert - Michael Krondl

Sweet Invention

A History of Dessert


Published: 1st October 2011
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A social, cultural, and—above all—culinary history of dessert, Sweet Invention explores the world’s great dessert traditions, from ancient India to 21st-century Indiana. Each chapter begins with author Michael Krondl tasting and analyzing an icon of dessert, such as baklava from the Middle East or macarons from France, and then combines extensive scholarship with a lively writing style to spin an ancient tale of some of the world’s favorite treats and their creators. From the sweet makers of Persia who gave us the first donuts to the sugar sculptors of Renaissance Italy whose creativity gave rise to the modern-day wedding cake, this authoritative read clears up numerous misconceptions about the origins of various desserts, while elucidating their social, political, religious—and even sexual—uses through the ages.

Sacred fudge : India -- A thousand and one sweet layers : Middle East -- Sugar and spice : Italy -- Let them eat cake : France -- Schlag and Strauss : Vienna -- A democracy of sweetness : United States -- Finale : cupcakes and macarons.

ISBN: 9781569769546
ISBN-10: 1569769540
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Chicago Review Press