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    Friday, July 22, 2005

    Diversion for a hot summer day 

    Ever think about why we have ice cream sodas, sundaes, or banana splits? The Christian Science Monitor has a wonderful story, Where does a sundae come from?, on the origins of these distinctly American treats. Would you ever have known that the 'Sunday' was created because there was a ban on drinking carbonated drinks, so sodas weren't allowed on Sunday? Or that marshmallow really was once made from the sap of marsh mallows, a wildflower? Or that maraschino cherries came from that distinctly Mediterranean cherry liqueur?
    A great read for anyone fascinated by the history of food.

    posted by liz at 4:05 PM
    Comments:
    Great blog, keep up the good work. Glad to see sites like this.

    Here is another good site I said I would pass along.
    Disney World
    Thanks
     
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    Elisabeth Donovan


    Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to the field.


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