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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ice Cream Cone...a Syrian Invention?

An ice cream cone is a cone-shaped pastry, usually made of a wafer similar in texture to a waffle, in which ice cream is served, permitting it to be eaten without a bowl or spoon.
The edible ice cream cone is popularly believed to have been invented at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where Mr. Ernest Hamwi was selling Zalabia, crisp wafer-like pastries baked on a waffle iron. Because of the high demand, the ice cream booth next to Hamwi's stand ran out of dishes. Mr. Hamwi quickly rolled one of his pastries into a cone shape to assist his neighboring vendor. Within a few seconds, the cone cooled and hardened and THE FIRST ICE CREAM CONE WAS SERVED
There were several claims to the invention of the ice-cream cone at the fair; all made many years after the fact. Cookbooks generally credit Hamwi. The International Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers recognizes him as the inventor of the ice cream cone

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I guess Hama has some great variety of inventions starting with Nawa3eer and edning with the ice cream cone!

Hmmm.. all this talk about ice cream made me go and eat some :):)
Great posts Dina, very interesting, keep it up!

Hi everyone ,
My name is Aghiad , i am a new user in this "Blogger" thingy, anyway , Dina do you have another version of the Ice cream story where it says that Mr.Hamwi is actually Syrian?

Hi Aghiad...here is the website where I got the info for this post http://www.answers.com/topic/ice-cream-cone

I can't wait for summer to eat icecream..thanks Dina !

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