Blogging for Books now has cook and crafting books and my latest book from them that I chose is The Soda Fountain by Gia Giasullo and Peter Freeman. I love everything about this book!
Here are some fun excerpts:
*a few recipes that did NOT stand the test of time in soda fountains:
Celery Egg Tonic
Pru-Nut Malted Milk (prunes and walnuts)
Caramel Cream Sundae on a bed of lettuce
*one of the weirdest fountain menu item:
Egg & Coffee (together...mixed)
*a few from the earliest fountain lunch menus:
American Cheese and Peanut Butter
Peanut butter, Sardine, and Potato Salad on Rye
**Now I love peanut butter, but the above sounds gross!
Some fun Soda Fountain lingo:
"Belch Water"...seltzer water
"Huddle Soda"...one soda, 2 straws
*the first "ice cream soda" didn't have ice cream, just ice, cream, and soda
fun soda names:
Purple Cow (I actually had one of these ...my first...at a soda fountain when I lived in Michigan)
Hot Flash...coffee or hot chocolate and ice cream...first customers to order this were 3 teenage boys. LOL!!
These are just a few of the fun facts in this book. If you like this type of thing, you definitely need to get this book. I can't wait to make some of the recipes in it. I will be sharing here on my blog when I do. I'm thinking the first one is going to be Vanilla Cream Soda. My boys love cream sodas, so this one sounds like a good one to start with. Have to find some citric acid to make it.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.