Blue Bell Ice Cream:
A Century at the Little Creamery in Brenham, Texas 1907–2007,
by Dorothy McLeod MacInerney. College Station: TAMU Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-58544-594-3 (1-58544-594-0), cloth, $19.95, 10 1/2x10 1/2. 152 pp., 90 photos (color and b&w). 28 drawings, 2 paintings, 1 map, 3 line art. 2 charts. http://www.tamu.edu/upress/
This is history youngsters will love.
MacInerney, used her academic tools to spoon her way through Blue Bell’s archives, and you’ll find her serving delicious. Now a hundred years old, the "Little Creamery in Brenham" is the unofficial ice cream of Texas. Here you’ll find the stories of the people, ideas, the technology, and, yes, the famous Jersey cows. The German heritage Kruze family has moo’ed their way into the top echelons of national sales and for good reason. You’ll enjoy the volume on Texas culinary history, social and cultural life, and keen business instincts to boot. I enjoyed buckets of Tin Roof and Southern Blackberry Cobbler while reading, but you may differ.