Dessert : a tale of happy endings (Book, 2018) []
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Dessert : a tale of happy endings

Dessert : a tale of happy endings

Author: Jeri Quinzio
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeri Quinzio
ISBN: 9781780239835 1780239831
OCLC Number: 1089754747
Description: 1 v. (269 p.) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Jeri Quinzio.


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 and concludes in the present, when  Read more...


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`Dessert is a perfectly delightful romp through the history of puddings and cakes and custards, everything from syllabubs to strawberry ice cream. Bring a big spoon.' - Ken Albala, food historian and Read more...

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