Sunday, August 13, 2017

On Ice Cream; on Bread

"While the notion of freezing sweetened cream dates back to the 16th century, and the royal courts of India and Europe, the ancient Persians were making iced desserts at least 1,000 years earlier. Faloodeh, a Persian dessert made of frozen rice noodles, rosewater and cherry syrup, is said to date back to 400 BC."
-From PRI's "Travel the world on an ice cream tour in Los Angeles"

"Bread, oddly enough, though we don’t often think about it, occupies a particularly sensitive spot in our collective political, social, and economic lives. Bread is the one essential of nearly every diet around the world and, as many of us in this region have seen, the prices of food—especially bread—can be the trigger of revolution and, sometimes, the downfall of governments."
-From the Amman Review's "King of the Oven"

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