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Michael Krondl is a food historian and the author of The Taste of Conquest, The Great Little Pumpkin Cookbook, and Around the American Table. He is an award-winning cooking instructor, food writer, and former chef. His writing credits include Gastronomica, New York Newsday, and Nation's Restaurant News as well as multiple contributions to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. For more information visit www.sweetinvention.net


"Sweet Invention is a captivating journey of dessert travel. Beautifully written and fun to read, Michael Krondl manages to take us on a ride as kid in a candy store throughout the ages to modern day." --Elizabeth Falkner, chef/pastry chef, author of Elizabeth Falkner's Demolition Desserts

"Frosted with eye-catching detail, layered with the rich and mouthwatering history of all things sweet, and leavened by inspired scholarship, Michael Krondl's history of dessert is a lush confection in its own right. . . . This is a must-read for all of us who care about food history, or have a sweet tooth." --Ian Kelly, author, Cooking for Kings: The Life of Antonin Careme, the First Celebrity Chef

"A food historian and former chef, Krondl . . . combines copious research and skilled narrative in this delightful journey through the history of dessert." --Publishers Weekly

"Food historian and chef Michael Krondl's newest book . . . offers a wholly satisfying and erudite journey through the political, religious, cultural and sexual roles that sweets have played on the world's stage. Blending the ingredients of social history, memoir, food literature and travel writing, the book satisfies on multiple levels." --Star Tribune

"Michael Krondl writes about the history of desserts with grace, wit, and a considerable sweet tooth." --Nick Malgieri, author, BAKE! and The Modern Baker

Exhaustive and enlightening history of desserts. --Booklist

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