|http://www.sina.com.cn 2004/09/28 11:57 空中美语|
From the king’s table, it didn’t take long for ice cream to become popular worldwide. American presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were both big fans of the dessert. In fact, Washington paid almost US $200 (a huge sum in his day!) for a vanilla ice cream recipe.
The biggest problem with ice cream was how to serve the sweet treat. Most vendors sold it in tiny glasses called “penny licks.” However, customers often broke or stole the glasses, which cost vendors a lot of money.
The invention of the ice cream cone solved this problem. Many people believe ice cream cones were invented at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. There, ice cream and waffle vendors combined their products and served ice cream in portable waffle cones. Records show, however, that ice cream was already being served in edible containers as early as 1888.
Today, ice cream is eaten from Taipei to Tunisia to Toronto. In most places, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla are bestsellers. In Japan, though, ice cream comes in an amazing range of flavors. Chicken wing, eel, or wasabi ice cream, anyone?
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1.recipe n. instructions for making a certain kind of food 食谱
Catherine made a great cake by following a recipe that she found on the Internet.
2.treat n. a tasty snack, usually sweet, that is enjoyable to eat 点心；零食
The children loved visiting their grandmother because she always gave them treats.
3.vendor n. sb. who sells things, often on the street instead of in a store 摊贩；小贩
The street vendors quickly gathered their goods and hid when they saw the police coming.
4.solve v. to find an answer or solution to a problem or question 解决
Kyle couldn’t fix his scooter, but the mechanic solved the problem easily.
5.edible adj. able to be eaten safely 可食用的
Experienced hunters and campers should know which plants are edible and which are not.
6.bestseller n. a very popular product that many people have bought 畅销品
Because the book is a bestseller, the writer is very rich now.
1.vanilla n. 香草
2.waffle n. 松 (一种混合面粉、鸡蛋、牛奶制成的煎 ，两面呈格子状，常淋上蜂蜜一起食用)
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