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Valerie Campbell

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Saturday September 17, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

San Diego Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium


Food Historians of San Diego will present “A Brief History of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts from the Roman Empire to the Present,” featuring Valerie Campbell, at 10:30 a.m., September 17, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library.

People all over the world enjoy frozen treats, but you might be surprised how long ago this practice started. Roman aristocrats and Persian emperors enjoyed desserts made from natural snow. But how were they made and how were they transported in times before refrigeration as we know it? What are the differences between the candies of yesteryear and those of today? Our speaker will answer these questions and more.

Valerie Campbell is a professional film and television costume designer with a passion for history and ice cream. When not working on film sets, she has been experimenting with creating new flavors of frozen desserts and recreating old ones; and after twenty years of trial and error, wrote a book about his experiences. “The stories and recipes of Valérie’s cat’s eye cream! For several years, Valérie has been serving her authentic ice cream to customers at Doctors House Museum in Glendale’s Brand Park, where she is a guide. She is also a creator on TikTok called @valeriescateyescream where she shares her love for ice cream making, art and stories about working in film.

The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow the presentation.

Event supported by

San Diego Culinary Historians

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