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Cool History: Ices, Gelato, Sorbet & More

Food Historian Lecture Series with Francine Segan, Presented by AARP

DURATION:60 minutes

SUMMARY: Discover the fascinating stories behind our favorite frozen treats: banana splits, root beer floats, baked Alaska and more. We’ll trace ice cream history back centuries to the cool treats enjoyed by Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero, who surely invented the first slushy when he sent runners to mountaintops to harvest glistening snow and flavored it with fruit. Did you know that vanilla and chocolate top the list as the most popular ice cream flavors in the USA or who invented the ice cream cone? Hear about the fascinating roles Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan played in ice cream history.

Join us LIVE for a lecture and Q&A where you can ask your questions. Please note, this event is not recorded and will not be available on demand.

This is a FREE event, but advanced registration is required.


Francine Segan

Francine Segan, an expert on Italian cuisine and noted food historian, is an engaging public speaker, author, and TV personality. She lectures across the country, bringing her lively presentation to numerous Town Hall groups, Women’s clubs and many prestigious institutions. She is the host of NYC’s popular weekly TV series “Americans who Love Italy” and has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, Food Network and History, Sundance and Discovery Channels.

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