I needed a fresh space to begin a different sort of blog, though I can't say yet just what it will be. I expect sometimes personal and sometimes impersonal. Like me in reality.
This short article about immigrants and ice cream begins by stating that many immigrants at Ellis Island who were given ice cream as a typical American treat did already know what it was. But that wasn't universal; in many places it was still a treat mainly for the wealthy, and some of the newcomers thought it was a kind of frozen butter spread for bread.
I found the article while searching for typical ice cream flavors from the 1920s, as I decided to devote today and tomorrow to making and enjoying foods and flavors we've incorporated from various immigrant communities that settled here in the 20th century. I'll post some photos of what I've made in the next few days.