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Featured Biography: Agnes Bertha Marshall

Agnes Bertha Marshall

Agnes Bertha Marshall was a celebrity cook during the second half of the 1800s, and wrote four cookbooks with many illustrations. She was particularly known for her work with chilled desserts, and is credited with inventing the first portable, edible ice cream cones (which she called cornets). Marshall even patented a machine to make ice cream and subsequently freeze it in five minutes flat, and wondered about using liquid gas to make ice cream...
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"It is a very poor consolation to be told that the man who has given one a bad dinner, or poor wine, is irreproachable in private life. Even the cardinal virtues cannot atone for half-cold entrees."

-- Oscar Wilde (English playwright. 16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)