Dessert has a long history, even though it wasn’t always dessert. It began as an in-between course, meant to delight the eye and spark the palate. In some forms, it was even considered medicinal–an aid to digestion and a way to balance humors. In Dessert, A Tale of Happy Endings, culinary historian Jeri Quinzio, explores dessert in all its forms.
This review appeared in the November issue of CHoWline, the monthly newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. Join us at a meeting, online, or by subscribing to the newsletter!