Sweet Invention

Nov 27, 2013


Fact: Dessert is a frivolous indulgence that can even be harmful in excess. But that's what makes it interesting, says the writer Michael Krondl. As he tells it, dessert's nutritional irrelevance means it's a cultural phenomenon, one rooted in basically the same human desire for sweetness that built the Taj Mahal or brought us Chanel and Mickey Mouse. Krondl joins us Thursday to explore the pleasures of dessert around the globe and how the most unnecessary meal course reflects our humanity. (Rebroadcast)


Michael Krondl is a food historian and author of the book Sweet Invention: A History of Dessert [Amazon|Indiebound] .