A deliciously tempting book—side-splitting in more ways than one!!
Soupy Sales, legendary "Top Banana"
Michael Turback trains a connoisseur’s eye on the origins of the Banana Split and its status in the social chronicle of an entire century. In this surprising and entertaining book, the award-winning author offers fascinating facts, astounding trivia and fabulous formulas for what he calls “the Liberace of desserts.” He casts a wide net to collect over 150 versions of the heterogeneous dessert—ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again.
“The Banana Split is not only American by birth,” says Turback. “It also reflects our genius for invention, passion for indulgence, and reputation for wackiness. It's like no other dessert in the world—a grand idea that could only be conceived in a place as grand as America.”
About the Author
Michael Turback is an accomplished restaurateur, food writer, wine judge, online retailer and marketing consultant based in Ithaca, New York. His first book, A Month of Sundaes, brought him instant recognition as one of the country’s leading authorities on ice cream history. He has traveled around the world in his endless quest for the perfect Banana Split.