" European introduction myths & legends early American flavors first USA ice cream parlor?1893 NYC favorites 1920s ice cream specials Augustus Jackson Howard Johnson's 28 flavors carton shrinkage Food historians tell us the history of ice cream begins with ancient flavored ices.
18-19) Recommended reading On the Web Ice Cream, International Dairy Foods Association Ice Cream, University of Guelph Ice cream myths & legends No other food boasts offers more legends of discovery than ice cream. On the other hand, sometimes it's more interesting to embrace myths in context rather than deconstruct for scientific purpose.
This tribute to popular ubiquity merits examination. The stories are as delectable as the product itself.
Since the story is widely believed in Italy, appears indeed to be central to the credo of the Italian ice-cream trade..is necessary to say here that although the source of the story remains unidentified, it is plain that its origins are in the nineteenth century, the likelihood being that it rose out of a lingistic confusion...connected in some way perhaps with the stories of ice introduced into France during Henry III's reign--or shortly before it--and while Catherine herself was still in a powerful position as Queen Mother and Regent.
I do know that of two people who helped disseminate it in England one was Abraham Hayward, QC, author of The Art of Dining, published in 1852.
Hayward, new edition [John Murray: London] 1883 (p. Beeton's statement reads thusly: "Do ladies know to whom they are indebted for the introduction of ices, which all the fair sex are passionately fond of? Hess observes: "the first American recipe that I know of that features vanilla on its own is one for vanilla ice cream in Mary Randolph's The Virginia Housewife, 1824; similar recipes had, however been appearing in France, and Jefferson brought back one in 1784, showing once again how tht printed word lags behind usage." Source: Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery, transcribed by Karen Hess [Columbia University Press: New York] 1981 (p.
--To Catherine de' Medici." (General Observations: Ices, last paragraph). 13) [About vanilla.] Our survey of 18th-early 19th century English and American cookbooks confirms fruit ice creams were probably the most popular.
Among many startling statements in her famous Household Management of 1861--'the Italians with the exception of macaroni, have no specially characteristic article of food' is a fair example--was her suggestion that in the light of Catherine's great innovation in the matter of ice-creams she might be forgiven the massacre of St.
Bartholomew." ---Harvest of the Cold Months: The Social History of Ice and Ices, Elizabeth David [Viking: New York] 1994 (p.
The Chinese are generally credited for creating the first ice creams, possibly as early as 3000 BC.