Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: The Soda Fountain by:Giasullo/Freeman

 The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams & More--Stories and Flavors of an American Original
About the Book:
Featuring abundant full-color photography and vintage illustrations and advertisements, The Soda Fountain explores a rich history—from the origins of seltzer in the nineteenth century, through the transformation of soda during Prohibition and the Depression years, right up to today’s fountain renaissance. Featured recipes range from classics like the Purple Cow and Cherry Lime Rickey to contemporary innovations that have made Brooklyn Farmacy famous, like The Sundae of Broken Dreams (topped with caramel sauce and broken pretzel bits) and Makin’ Whoopie! Sundae (with hot fudge and mini chocolate whoopie cakes).
     Recreating beloved treats like egg creams and milkshakes with local, seasonal, and artisanal ingredients, Gia Giasullo and Peter Freeman, the sibling cofounders of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, teach you how to resurrect the proud American soda fountain tradition at your own kitchen counter. With its fascinating anecdotes, mouth-watering pictures and easy-to-follow steps,this nostalgic cookbook proves that the soda fountain is a culinary and cultural institution that continues to delight.


About the Author:
PETER FREEMAN (aka Head Jerk) is the cofounder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. His degree in sociology and his love of egg creams led him to the perfect career: as a soda jerk in his own soda fountain. He lives happily above Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain with his cat, Mr. Pickles.

GIA GIASULLO (aka Big Sister) is the cofounder and creative director of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. She is the daughter of a Greenwich Village shopkeeper, and it is no surprise to her that after spending twenty-plus years practicing graphic design she is now runs a corner store in Brooklyn. She and her family live happily above Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.

ELIZABETH KIEM  is a novelist, essayist, and literary critic. Her first novel takes place in Depression-era Coney Island and counts a soda jerk among its heroes. Her second novel, Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy was published in August 2013 by Soho Teen.

My Review:
 Recipes along with full color photos comes at us with rocket fast speed as the Brooklyn Farmacy&Soda Fountain invite you into their world with the secrets behind their wonderfully tasty concoctions. So it is possible that somewhere in the nation you can go back in time and experience what others did back in the 1950's. Their is a famous soda fountain ice cream shop in Brooklyn but if you can't get there, this is your alternative. This book is filled with yummy recipes that will simple melt in your mouth and that will also cause your waistline to expand because you will not be able to say no to these tasty treats.

 You have several recipes to choose from, from milkshakes, floats, egg creams, sundaes along with baked goods and yummy toppings. With this book you can throw a huge ice cream party full of delicious sweets. With 70 recipes, the authors have included some great stories reminiscing old times when many of these treats were in ready existence. 

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Blogging For Books.