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Share a Story: A Fine Dessert

We had a great time reading A Fine Dessert and making the delicious Blackberry Fool that went with it. We looked at how making this simple dessert has changed over 300 years and then tried out some of the different technologies used.

If you missed it, create your own culinary adventure at home with some of the following stories. 

 More Stories About Food (with recipes!)

Hasty pudding, Johnnycakes, and other good stuff: cooking in colonial America by Loretta Frances Ichord ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis

Bring me some apples and I'll make you a pie: a story about Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley

Once upon a time in the kitchen: recipes and tales from classic childrens stories by Carol Odell, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Fairy tale feasts: a literary cookbook for young readers and eaters by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; Illustrations by Philippe Béha

Fairy tale lunches: a cookbook for young readers and eaters by fairy tales retold by Jane Yolen ; recipes by Heidi E.Y. Stemple ; illustrations by Philippe Béha.

The Redwall cookbook by Brian Jacques ; illustrated by Christopher Denise

 

More Stories About Chefs and Foodies

Alice Waters and the trip to delicious by written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Hayelin Choi ; afterword by Alice Waters

Fannie in the kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

Bon appétit!: the delicious life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland

Farmer Will Allen and the growing table by written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin ; illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin ; afterword by Will Allen

 

More About Slavery

While our program focused on food, there is a lot more that's changed in 300 years. One of the topics this picture book touches on briefly is slavery.

Poet: the remarkable story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate

The amazing age of John Roy Lynch by written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Don Tate

Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; & [illustrated by] Brian Pinkney

Sewing stories: Harriet Powers' journey from slave to artist by Barbara Herkert ; illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

With books and bricks: how Booker T. Washington built a school by Suzanne Slade ; pictures by Nicole Tadgell

More About Women

While our program focused on food, there is a lot more that's changed in 300 years. One of the topics this picture book touches on briefly is the changing roles of women.

Amelia to Zora: twenty-six women who changed the world by Cynthia Chin-Lee ; illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Elizabeth leads the way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote by Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon

You forgot your skirt, Amelia Bloomer: a very improper story by Shana Corey ; illustrated by Chesley McLaren

Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner

Drum dream girl: how one girl's courage changed music by Margarita Engle ; illustrations by Rafael López