Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

History credits the invention of ice cream to a few sources. One of the most credible links is that of the Chinese during the Tang period (A.D. 618-907). The Chinese recipe included milk from buffalo, cow and goat, flour and … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Trucks

I remember first learning how Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to drool by ringing a bell. I was amused that a dog could be tricked into salivating by hearing a sound without food in sight. Then I thought … Continue reading

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Trivia Contest

I have a new contest for you. The answer is in a past blog. Since I’ve only been blogging for a little while, you don’t have much work ahead of you. Which Norfolk, Virginia restaurant claims to be the home … Continue reading

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King Kullen Supermarket

I was short on provisions, so I dropped into a King Kullen Supermarket today to restock. Apparently, King Kullen is America’s first supermarket. How fitting that the city that had the first ice cream parlor has the first supermarket. The … Continue reading

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New York. Home of the first ice cream parlor.

First, let me just say that it was good to have a name for my truck as I drove into the Big Apple. So far “Just Chilling” has survived New York City traffic. My nerves are a different matter altogether. … Continue reading

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National Ice Cream Month

In my humble opinion, one of the most important proclamations made by an American president was that of Ronald Reagan naming July National Ice Cream Month. OK, OK, there may be a couple of proclamations more important than National Ice … Continue reading

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Bassetts Ice Cream

I discovered a new ice cream company during the Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival last Saturday at the Reading Terminal Market. Well, it’s new to me. Apparently, Bassetts Ice Cream is the oldest existing ice cream company in America. Bassetts got … Continue reading

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