I had the honor today of witnessing the recognition of a civil rights landmark here in The-Town-That-Tobacco-Built. This afternoon, North Carolina Historical Marker G-123 was dedicated at the site of the 23 June 1957 segregation protest at the Royal Ice Cream parlor, just north of downtown Durham. The 1960 Greensboro sit-ins sparked a national movement but were not the first such action. Individual and group protest actions prior to 1960, generally isolated and often without wider impact, took place across the state and region. A protest in 1957 in Durham had wider consequence, as it led to a court case testing the legality of segregated facilities. The Royal Ice Cream Company had a doorway on the Dowd Street side with a "White Only" sign and, on Roxboro Street, a sign marked "Colored Only." A partition separated the two sections inside the building. On June 23, 1957, Rev. Douglas Moore, pastor of Asbury Temple Methodist Church, and six others assembled at the church to plan the … [Read more...] about Dedication of the 1957 Royal Ice Cream sit-in historical marker
National ice cream day
By Marcy de Luna Published 8:58 am CST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Blue Bell's Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream is available for a limited time.The festive flavor features cinnamon cake flavored ice cream, a cream cheese swirl, pastry pieces and candy. >>>Click through to see the best Blue Bell Ice Cream flavors, ranked. less Blue Bell's Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream is available for a limited time. The festive flavor features cinnamon cake flavored ice cream, a cream cheese swirl, pastry pieces and candy. >>>Click through ... more Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Blue Bell's Mardi Gras King Cake ice cream is available for a limited time.The festive flavor features cinnamon cake flavored ice cream, a cream cheese … [Read more...] about This Mardi Gras, try Blue Bell’s King Cake ice cream flavor
PUBLISHED: 11:59 14 December 2018 Jessica Hill Greene King chefs serving up dishes. Picture: Adam Smyth Archant Festive food is a big part of what Christmas is all about, but when you are receiving treatment for cancer, the last thing you want to do is tuck into the turkey and mince pies. Liz O’Riordan, who lives in Elmswell, struggled to work out what to eat when she was undergoing chemotherapy for stage three breast cancer three years ago, and then again when the cancer returned in May. “My husband was ready to divorce me because he just didn’t know what to cook for me!” recalls the 43 year-old. “It’s hard for partners because they want to cook for you and can see you are struggling.“My taste buds really changed during chemotherapy, my mouth became really sore and I had lots of ulcers. “I wanted strong tastes, like chilli or Marmite, because that meant at least I was tasting something.Thai Massaman curry … [Read more...] about ‘You don’t want to eat chicken soup and ice cream on Christmas day’
For two days — Sunday, which is National Ice Cream Day, and Monday — customers at CREAM shops who buy one scoop of ice cream in a cup or cone will get a second scoop for free. (Photo courtesy of CREAM) Avery Cloyd, 3, enjoys an ice cream at the All City Brunch at Plaza de Cesar Chavez park in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, July 8, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) On Thursday, CREAM will sell its mini versions of ice cream-cookie sandwiches for a penny each. (Bring cash!) (Photo courtesy of CREAM) Vivian Brandt, owner, scoops coconut ice cream as an add-on for a shave ice at Auntie Viv’s Shave Ice at the farmers market in Santana Row in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) The freezer section is full of specialty coffee ice creams that capture java in all its cold brew, Vietnamese, Turkish and chocolate-sprinkled forms. (Getty Images) Levi Baeth, 8, of Palo Alto, enjoys a lick of his ice … [Read more...] about Who makes the best ice cream in the Bay Area?
If there’s one thing Germans enjoy, it’s eating with the seasons. From Spargelzeit (asparagus season) in late spring, to the mountains of Lebkuchen (Gingerbread biscuits) which can be found in households during the long winters, foods have their time and place. When it comes to summer there is plenty of choice, from healthy seasonal vegetables to tasty picnic food. Here are some of our favourite sweet snacks enjoyed by Germans during the summer months. Spaghetti-Eis What could be better than ice cream? No, really, what could be better than creamy cold sugary yummyness in delicious flavours on a hot day? Nothing. Nothing at all. Hmm but maybe... what about ice cream in the shape of spaghetti? Seriously, we love this idea, which was brought to Germany by Dario Fontanella, Mannheim’s answer to Willy Wonka. The ice cream factory owner reportedly came up with the concept in 1969. Spaghetti Eis is made by putting vanilla ice cream through a chilled Spätzle press … [Read more...] about Spaghetti ice cream to Wobbly Peter: Why we love Germany’s sweet summer snacks