(edited and completed, Penguin Books 1992)
André Simon award 1993, IACP Julia Child award and Jane Grigson award 1994.
Jill Norman is the literary trustee of the Elizabeth David estate
A social history on the use of ice and snow in the kitchen. From Medici banquets to the sumptuous feasts of Louis XIV, from the sherbet trade with the Levant to the Chinese influences on our fishing industry, from the ice trade in Boston to the growth of the ice cream business in London, this is an absorbing book.