“We All Scream For Ice Cream: 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 will explain the long history of the most refreshing desserts ever invented.
Valerie Campbell is a professional Film/TV Costumer with a passion for history and ice cream. When not on set working in costumes, she experiments with creating new frozen dessert flavors and recreating old ones, and after over twenty years of trial and error she wrote a book of stories and recipes, “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.