Books by Michael Turback
NPR stories about Michael Turback
During Mozart's time, hot chocolate was a drink only for the aristocracy. In his opera Cosi Fan Tutte, Despina, the maid, is incensed by the fact that she has never tasted the hot chocolate she must painstakingly prepare for her ladies. She stages a silent protest and decides to take a drink at last.
You can tell a little bit about what part of the country you're in by the sundaes on the menu. From Maine's fruit-salad sundae to New Mexico's green chili variety, there are frozen desserts to suit just about every taste bud.