Today is the 119th anniversary of the First Documented Ice Cream Sundae and, would you believe, there are entire websites dedicated to this culinary item and from what claims to be the Official website of the dish, I find that there are also many books available on this noble subject. Further, I learn that
Sundaes are us, and they have been pleasuring our collective senses ever since 1892, when an enterprising Ithaca, New York, soda fountain proprietor accessorized a scoop of ice cream with sweet syrup and candied cherry, then named it after the Sabbath.
This is very sweet and it reminds me of an anecdote written by my friend Sue:
my friend L was helping me make the coffee, I keep my teaspoons in a ceramic container on the counter and they are all shapes & sizes.
‘Why are some of your spoons so long’ ? asks L
‘Those are sundae spoons’ I reply
‘What! you have special f#*king spoons for Sunday!!!
The story always makes me smile. Sue is a very good cook and is currently in the running to win a competition run by South African celebrity chef Justin Bonello. Those of you who are reading this and are on Facebook, please click here and ‘LIKE’ Sue’s oxtail recipe, she really deserves to win. It’ll only take you a minute. Make sure you vote for this picture: