A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat is about four families, and comparing how they make the same blackberry dessert over 400 years. In 1710, they get their milk from a cow and whip the cream with a bunch of sticks. In 1810, the cream is delivered in a milk can and is whipped with a metal whisk. In 1910, the cream is delivered to the door daily in glass bottles, and then whipped with rotary beaters. In 2010, the cream is bought at the grocery store and whipped with an electric mixer. Each time, the blackberry fool is delicious.
I learned a lot from A Fine Dessert. It taught me different way that they made the same dessert. I noticed it took a lot more time to do things 400 years ago when they beat the cream with sticks, versus now with an electric mixer. I really liked the illustrations; they are very detailed, and I noticed how they show the things that are the same in all the stories. I thought it was neat how the foods that are served at the dinners are mentioned. I can’t wait to try the recipe at the back of the book.
|Author||Emily Jenkins, Sophie Blackall, illustrator|
|Page Count||44 pages|
|Publisher||Schwartz & Wade|
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