Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How sweet it is!

Do you dream of sugar plums dancing in your head? Do you crave fudge, colorful frosted cookies, peppermint sticks and Turkish delight? We are surrounded by sugary treats at this time of year. Have you ever thought about where sugar comes from? Did you know that it has played a major role in history? There's a fabulous book in our collection written by Mark Aronson and Marina Budhos called Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science. Read it and you will be surprised by the sometimes not so sweet history of those colored granules atop your Christmas cupcake.