Start Dating nineteenth century

Dating nineteenth century

George at Windsor in May 1671 One Plate of Ice Cream'. Although its adoption then owed much to French contacts in the period following the American Revolution, Americans shared 18th century England's tastes and the English preference for ice creams over water ices, and proceeded enthusiastically to make ice cream a national dish." ---Oxford Companion to Food, Alan Davidson [Oxford University Press: Oxford] 1999 (p.

It would be agreeable to nail the legend to its origin.

The second English writer, who did more than Haywood to establish the Medici story, was Mrs. Very probably she had read it in The Art of Dining.

At first, ice cream was simply as its name suggests: cream, perhaps sweetened, set in a pot nestling in ice to cool it down.

But before long recipes became more sophisticated, and the technique of periodic stirring to prevent the formation of ice crystals was introduced, and ice cream was set on a career of unbroken popularity.

Since the story is widely believed in Italy, appears indeed to be central to the credo of the Italian ice-cream trade..is necessary to say here that although the source of the story remains unidentified, it is plain that its origins are in the nineteenth century, the likelihood being that it rose out of a lingistic confusion...connected in some way perhaps with the stories of ice introduced into France during Henry III's reign--or shortly before it--and while Catherine herself was still in a powerful position as Queen Mother and Regent.

I do know that of two people who helped disseminate it in England one was Abraham Hayward, QC, author of The Art of Dining, published in 1852.

In a footnote to his chapter on Paris restaurants, Hayward remarked that it had been established that Catherine de Medici and her Florentine confectioners had brought the art of making ices to the French capital.