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Author Ettinger, Amy, author.

Title Sweet spot : an ice cream binge across America / Amy Ettinger.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  641.862 ETTINGER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  641.862 ETTINGER    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  641.862 ETT    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  641.862 ETT    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  641.37 ET    Check Shelf
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index.
Summary "A journalist channels her ice-cream obsession, scouring the United States for the best artisanal brands and delving into the surprising history of ice cream and frozen treats in America. For Amy Ettinger, ice cream is not just a delicious snack but a circumstance and a time of year--frozen forever in memory. As the youngest child and only girl, ice cream embodied unstructured summers, freedom from the tyranny of her classmates, and a comforting escape from her chaotic, demanding family. Now as an adult and journalist, her love of ice cream has led to a fascinating journey to understand ice cream's evolution and enduring power, complete with insight into the surprising history behind America's early obsession with ice cream and her experience in an immersive ice-cream boot camp to learn from the masters. From a visit to the one place in the United States that makes real frozen custard in a mammoth machine known as the Iron Lung, to the vicious competition among small ice-cream makers and the turf wars among ice-cream trucks, to extreme flavors like foie gras and oyster, Ettinger encounters larger-than-life characters and uncovers what's really behind America's favorite frozen treats. Sweet Spot is a fun and spirited exploration of a treat Americans can't get enough of--one that transports us back to our childhoods and will have you walking to the nearest shop for a cone"--Provided by publisher.
Contents The Food Fighters -- Consume Mass Quantities -- It's All About the Base -- Cool School -- What Made Milwaukee Famous -- Bad Blood, Good Humor! -- Shake It Off -- Wild Cookie -- Beasts of Burden -- The Culture Club -- Ice Cream Crazy -- Epilogue: Jersey Girl.
Subject Ice cream, ices, etc. -- United States -- History.
Ice cream, ices, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
Ettinger, Amy -- Travel -- United States.
United States -- Social life and customs.
COOKING / Essays.
HISTORY / United States / General.
Other Form: Online version: Ettinger, Amy, author. Sweet spot New York, New York : Dutton, [2016] 9781101984208
ISBN 9781101984192 (hardback)
1101984198 (hardback)
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