By Lisa Sandoz Robinson @LoveTheLibrary1
“A Fine Dessert” tells the story of four different parent-child pairs who make the same simple but wonderful dessert called Blackberry Fool over a 400-year timespan, from 1710 until 2010. Throughout the timeline of the book, the setting changes, kitchen technology changes, the cultural norms change, and the identities and situations of the characters change. But the dessert itself and the simple pleasure of “licking the spoon” is always a delight for the child helping the parent to prepare the dessert. The recipe is included at the end of the book for parents and children to create their own version of this historic treat.