Queen of Ices: innovations of Agnes B. Marshall

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Agnes B. Marshall used molds often in the shape of animals for her ice cream display. Photo courtesy of Mrs. A.B. Marshall’s Larger Cookery Book, 1902

Agnes B. Marshall was a nineteenth century ice cream pioneer with a mind for molecular gastronomy. Savory flavors were a staple of the upper class when Marshall got her start in cooking, think cucumber and duck. She established a school, toured and turned ice cream making into a performance, reinventing it as we know it today. Michael Waters explored her legacy in his piece for The Hustle. 

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia