NPR has a nice feature on ice cream sundaes: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5531839
"In Keene, N.H., you can get a rather austere-sounding fruit-salad sundae, which is not something you can imagine ordering in, say, Texas. In Foley, Ala., there's a chocolaty-thick sundae called Lower Alabama Mud. And In Las Cruces, N.M., you can dare to order the green chile sundae: vanilla ice cream laced with spicy-sweet green chile marmalade."
The University of Wisconsin's Library Scout site has a nice collection links devoted to the "Ice Cream Sundae Wars -- Heating Up".
"The first link leads to news coverage of the ice cream sundae debate offered by the venerable New Orleans Times-Picayune. The second link provides some more details on the whole business as presented by The New York Times, which surveyed everyone from the mayor of Ithaca to Two Rivers resident Jerry Schubring, who notes, "Everyone knows Two Rivers invented it. That's why we're all so fat here. We eat a lot of them." Visitors on the look out for the best ice cream sundaes in the US should appreciate the third link, which includes a National Public Radio feature on various regional variations on this popular dish. The fourth link leads to the official Two Rivers homepage, complete with details on their claim to ice cream sundae fame, along with a city proclamation that makes the bold claim that their city is in fact the "coolest city in America's dairyland." The fifth site is maintained by the aforementioned Michael Turback, and contains some information on his own work, along with a canonical drawing of a sundae that preserves that most precious maraschino cherry on top of it all. The sixth and final link leads to the Ice Cream Recipes website, which offers a wide selection of recipes for inventive ice creams, and includes a number of unusual permutations, such as a brown bread ice cream recipe. [KMG]"
Debate Over Origins of Ice Cream Sundae Heating Up
Dessert war: Towns clash over origin of sundae
http://www.nola.com/entertainment/t-p/i ... se/living-
The Ice Cream Sundae's Birthplace? That’s the 64,000-Calorie Question
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/06/nyreg ... ei=5087%0A
NPR: Ice Cream Sundaes from Coast to Coast [Real Player, pdf]
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5531839
Two Rivers, Wisconsin: Home of the Ice Cream Sundae
http://www.tworiverseconomicdevelopment ... sundae.htm
The Official Website of the Ice Cream Sundae
Ice Cream Recipes
I highly recommend the Scout report, always filled with interesting links on a wide variety of subjects.
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