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Ice Cream: A Global History

Roger Smith Hotel

Monday, June 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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roger smith Edible conversation series 2011

June 6th Laura Weiss will visit us and discuss her new book

“Ice Cream: A Global History”


$45/person including food, beverage and a copy of Laura’s book




6pm - 8.30pm

At the roger smith hotel


Title: “From Tallahassee to Tokyo: The Scoop on Ice Cream's Global Allure”

Speaker: Laura Weiss


In Ice Cream: A Global History, Laura B. Weiss takes the reader on a vibrant trip from ancient China to modern-day Tokyo and recounts how this delicious treat became a global sensation. Weiss tells of donkeys wooed with ice cream cones, Good Humor-loving World War II-era German diplomats, and sundaes named "Over the Top." She writes about Chinese emperors, Italian immigrant ice cream vendors, and shrewd entrepreneurs---and how  as US brands sweep the globe, indigenous ice creams like gelato continue to thrive.

Speaker's bio: Journalist Laura Weiss is author of Ice Cream: A Global History and an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU. She's written for the New York Times, Daily News, the Food Network web site, AOL Travel, and Saveur (forthcoming), among others.

“Ice Cream: A Global History”


June 6th

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roger smith hotel
501 lexington avenue
New York, NY 10017

Monday, June 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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