StoryMakers in the Kitchen Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall Create A FINE DESSERT!
A dessert four centuries in the making!
Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall take us through the four different eras depicted in their new picture book, A Fine Dessert! Learn how to create Blackberry Fool, one of the oldest desserts in western culture. Sophie and Emily begin with a hand made twig whisk then progress to a whirring blender that sends whipped cream everywhere! Join us in celebrating family, food, and fun in the KidLit TV kitchen!
From Penguin Random House:
A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
In this fascinating picture book, four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology, and even families have changed throughout American history.
In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by a slave girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego.
Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries. Includes a recipe for blackberry fool and notes from the author and illustrator about their research.
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