The Soda Fountain

Ebook $11.99

Ten Speed Press | May 06, 2014 | 224 Pages | ISBN 9781607744856

  • Hardcover$19.99

    Ten Speed Press | May 06, 2014 | 224 Pages | 7-7/16 x 9 | ISBN 9781607744849

  • Ebook$11.99

    Ten Speed Press | May 06, 2014 | 224 Pages | ISBN 9781607744856

Praise

The Soda Fountain is a treat for old-time Brooklynites like me who cut our sweet tooth on egg creams. Along with recipes and scrumptious photographs, the book taps into the nostalgia of the classic soda fountain counter, where generations of Brooklynites past and present found ice cream heaven in favorites like the Cherry Lime Rickey and the Chocolate Malt. Thank you, Gia and Pete, for showing all those who visit or live here how sweet Brooklyn truly is!”
—Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

“Pete and Gia have restored the soda fountain ideal and breathed new life into the old tradition of local food shared in local places.”
—Slow Food NYC

“Nostalgia reigns within the pages of this invaluable book. In it, the history of the soda fountain comes to life with throwback desserts such as egg creams, ice cream sodas, shakes, and sundaes. Dynamic tales of Brooklyn’s past root the egg cream in present time for the next generations to come.”
—Alain Ducasse, chef-creator and author of J’aime New York

“The guys at Brooklyn Farmacy are a bunch of jerks! They’re also experts at creating classic treats from yesteryear that should not be forgotten.”
—Clinton Kelly, host of ABC’s The Chew and author of Freakin’ Fabulous on a Budget

“What a crazy story behind the coolest hangout in Brooklyn. What insanely delicious sundaes. And what chutzpah Gia and Peter showed by saving the soda fountain from a premature demise!”
—Eric Demby, Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg

“Along with some pure Brooklyn farming-hipster style, the book offers fascinating historical tidbits, postwar snapshots and a treasure chest of easy syrups and blends to get you started. Where else are you going to learn about the great carbonic acid explosions of the Jazz Age? Or why they call them “soda jerks”? There’s something for everyone: classic egg creams for the nostalgic, sundaes for the sweet-toothed, and, yes, syrup-based cocktails for those who just have to have them.”
—T. Susan Chang, National Public Radio


Table Of Contents

The Stories
1: The Soda Fountain Comes from Rx
2: A Golden Age 
3: Prohibition and the Jazz Age Fountain
4: Stars and Stripes (and Soda) Forever
chapter five5

The Recipes   
6: Getting Started
7: Syrups & Sodas
8: Floats
9: Egg 
10: Sundaes
11: Milkshakes
12: Toppings
13: Baked Goods

resources
bibliography
about the team
acknowledgments
index

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