“A Brief History of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts from the Roman Empire to the Present Day” by Valerie Campbell
People around the world enjoy frozen treats, but you might be surprised just how long ago this practice began. Roman aristocrats and Persian Emperors enjoyed desserts made with natural snow—but how were they made and transported in an era before electric refrigeration? What are the differences between the many forms of frozen desserts? Have our palates changed, and what flavors were popular in Victorian England and early 20th century America? Ice cream historian and author Valerie Campbell explains the long history of the most refreshing desserts ever invented.
Ms. Campbell is a professional film/TV costumer with a passion for history and ice cream. When not working on set, she experiments with creating new frozen dessert flavors and recreating old ones, and after over twenty years of trial and error she wrote, The Stories and Recipes of Valerie’s Cat Eye sCream! For several years she has served her authentic ice creams to guests at The Doctors House Museum at Brand Park in Glendale, where she is a docent. www.valeriescateyescream.com
!!! This program will be held in person at the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Los Angeles Central Library. It will not be available on Zoom!!!
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