Almost as Good as Eating Dessert? Reading About It

I have always been interested in American food history.  How have we gotten, for better or worse, to the food culture we have today?  This new book, Sweet Invention – A History of Dessert by Michael Krondl, promises to answer some questions I’ve always had about the origins of today’s desserts.  In this article, Krondl discusses how biscotti are derived by biscuits given to sailors to last over lengthy sea voyages.  Many, if not most, of today’s typical American desserts have their origins in places like Belgium, France, and Italy.

I am ordering this book today.  I’ll have more to say on this topic after I read it. Sweet reading!

Photo courtesy of NPR.  Book information: Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert. by Michael Krondl. Text copyright 2011 Chicago Review Press. Published by Chicago Review Press (distributed by IPG). Available in October 2011.

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