A Fine Dessert

A Fine DessertFour Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

Written by Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Within the span of 300 years the recipe for making Blackberry Fool progresses from 1710 England to 2010 California. There is a recipe and historical notes in the back. I was interested in this book because my oldest granddaughter loves to make Blackberry Fool. This book is fun to read as well as look at the changes in people and technology preparing the dessert. From only the boys and men having the privilege of eating the dessert made by mothers and daughters, to everyone eating the fool made by father and son, this book definitely shows how times change. I liked the added insight from the historical notes. Some great discussions could come from this book. But the one thing that didn’t change is that people have the same urge to lick the bowl!!

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
Written by Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Schwartz & Wade Books
44 pages
Release Date: January 27, 2015

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15 thoughts on “A Fine Dessert”

  1. GIVEAWAY ALERT! We have copy of this title available for teachers and library staff members in Granite School District! Leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing to win this book for your school library or classroom library. Drawing will be held in one week on 2/18/2016.

  2. I really liked this book (as you can tell from the review!) but I don’t have a copy for our school. I would love to have one.

  3. My friend makes this desert and I have wanted to my hands on it for a while now, wouldn’t it be great to have the book with it?

  4. The give away for this title is finished. Teresa Edmunds was the winner. Thanks everyone for looking at the site and commenting. There will be more of these give aways in the future.

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