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Harvest of the cold months : the social history of ice and ices

Author: Elizabeth David; Jill Norman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"From sixteenth-century Italy and the splendor of the Medici banquets to seventeenth-century France and the Sun King, from travelers' tales of snow pits and ice houses in Persia to the sherbet trade with the Levant to the use of ice as "table jewelry," and from the influential ice trade in Boston to the growth of the ice cream business in London, this impressive books brings alive the centuries in which ice, far  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992.
Harvest of the cold months.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1995
(OCoLC)606623136
Online version:
David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992.
Harvest of the cold months.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1995
(OCoLC)607733522
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth David; Jill Norman
ISBN: 9780670859757 0670859753
OCLC Number: 32523600
Description: xvii, 413 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth David ; edited by Jill Norman.

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"From sixteenth-century Italy and the splendor of the Medici banquets to seventeenth-century France and the Sun King, from travelers' tales of snow pits and ice houses in Persia to the sherbet trade with the Levant to the use of ice as "table jewelry," and from the influential ice trade in Boston to the growth of the ice cream business in London, this impressive books brings alive the centuries in which ice, far from being a commonplace, was a subject that inspired and challenged the human imagination."--Jacket.
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