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11/21/11: Sweet Invention - A History of Dessert

A slice of Maroni Torte
Courtesy Michael Krondl
A slice of Maroni Torte

By Doug Fabrizio

11/21/11: Sweet Invention - A History of Dessert

Salt Lake City – Fact: Dessert is a frivolous indulgence that can even be harmful in excess. But that's what makes it interesting, says the writer Michael Krondl. As he tells it, dessert's nutritional irrelevance means it's a cultural phenomenon, one rooted in basically the same human desire for sweetness that built the Taj Mahal or brought us Chanel and Mickey Mouse. On Monday, Krondl chats with Doug about the pleasures of dessert around the globe and how the most unnecessary meal course reflects our humanity.

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