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"...[an] edifying romp through [ice cream's] origins, lore and culinary pleasures...." -- The Isthmus, May 14, 2004 by Terese Allen

About the Author

Writer and editor Shannon Jackson Arnold has always loved ice cream. Her love of ice cream can be traced back to her fifth birthday, when instead of cake she requested a half cantaloupe filled with ice cream. The former editor of Ohio Magazine, Arnold now writes about food and travel for a variety of publications and teaches writing workshops through her business, The Inspired Writer. She currently resides in Delafield, Wisconsin, with her dairy-loving husband and milk-sensitive daughter. When not out sampling ice cream at stands and parlors, she can be found at home making her own.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press (July 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578601657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578601653
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,034,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Easy to read and fun to flip through.
willwrite4chocolate
The author has a warm, engaging writing style that makes the book a terrific read.
Kris
This is by far the most complete book about ice cream I've ever seen.
Barbara McRae Sandquist

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Snell on July 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is not a topic that I would ordinarily have any interest in, but the author's writing style is as light and refreshing as a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day.
I truly enjoyed the history of ice cream, beginning with the incredible lengths that people went to so they could keep their favorite dessert chilled in the old days.
The research is thorough, but it is the writing that sparkles and carries a book that even includes the top ice cream parlors in the nation and favorite recipes.
You will not be disappointed in this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. R. on October 11, 2005
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So far, this book has garnered only five-star reviews, and I absolutely agree with all the raves the other reviewers have given this book. I bought it for a research project along with quite a number of other food history books, and this is probably the best of the lot. It's more than history and facts - yes, it teaches you more than you ever wanted to know about ice cream, but it's fun and entertaining at the same time. The pictures and graphics are fantastic, and make the whole reading experience extremely enjoyable. The book is crammed full of the most interesting facts from what must be hundreds of different sources (for example: Did you know that your favorite flavor may indicate what your personality is like? Or did you know that there is a portable non-electric ice cream maker that makes ice cream after being attached to any moving object or person for forty minutes?)There is also a complete history of ice cream, ice cream recipes, reviews of top ice cream shops, and much, much more. Plus, if you haven't had enough at that point, there's even a bibliography in the back for you to find even more information about ice cream.

My only complaint about this book is that it gave me VERY intense cravings for ice cream - not good for my diet!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie Clark Robinson on July 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
I opened this book with a few free minutes while sitting on my front porch and was still looking at it long after my family was asleep. It's good clean fun. It's so much more than a tribute to ice cream, I swear I couldn't stand it any more and tip-toed downstairs to see if I had peanuts to make a "tin roof" before picking it back up again. The first thing I'm going to do is have great family fun by letting my kids make "Coffee Can Ice Cream". This book brought back such great childhood memories of cranking the old rock salt & ice machine we had all those years ago. In addition to the great text in the book, the graphics and photos put you back in another place and time. I almost feel like taking that trip down old Route 66 after looking at it.

This book will not get stuffed into my crowded bookshelf - it's going to be a great, often-reached-for, home decoration for my kitchen island from this summer forward!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kris on July 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
If you love ice cream (and doesn't everybody?) this is the book for you. It's chock full of great ice cream information, from 500 of the best places in the U.S. to buy it, to how to make your own (the recipes are easy and yummy -- I've tried several), to how ice cream became such a popular food. I never owned an ice cream maker before reading this book, and now I wonder how I lived without one. (The author even offers suggestions on how to choose the right kind of ice cream maker for you.) I was amazed by how much I learned reading 'Everybody Loves Ice Cream' and how much I enjoyed learning it. Ice cream's influence on American popular culture was a revelation to me. The author has a warm, engaging writing style that makes the book a terrific read. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Ellison on July 19, 2004
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If you can only buy one book on ice cream, this is that book. The writing is excellent. Everything you need is here - history, trivia, recipes, how to make it, how to eat it, and the scoop on some of the best parlors in the nation. "ELI" is comprehensive and has just enough depth to keep you interested without bogging you down with too much detail. Let's hope this author serves us another book soon. This is a real treat.
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