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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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The Book of Ices

Agnes Bertha Marshall created this cookery book in 1885, writing recipes for ice cream and other frozen desserts. Mrs. Marshall was dubbed "the Queen of Ices."

A.B. Marshall (née Smith) was born 24 August, 1855 in Walthamstow. Although not much is known about her early life, she supposedly developed an interest in cooking at an early age and learned under celebrated chefs in Paris and Vienna. She married William Alfred Marshall in 1878.

Throughout her life, she wrote four recipe books: The Book of Ices (1885), Mrs A.B. Marshall's Book of Cookery (1888), Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Larger Cookery Book of Extra Recipes (1891), and

Fancy Ices (1894).

Mrs Marshall gave public lectures, developed a cooking school and was granted a patent for an improved ice cream machine, which could freeze the a pint of ice cream in under 5 minutes.

A.B. Marshall fell from a horse in 1904, and never fully recovered. She died on 29 July 1905 and her celebrity subsequently faded.

Did you know?
Mrs. Marshall's second recipe books, called "Mrs. A.B. Marshall's Book of Cookery" (1888) includes a recipe for cornets with cream, which is thought to be the first published record of an edible ice cream cone.
"Ices Plain and Fancy: The Book of Ices," a recipe book by \
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Ice House, Ground Floor, London Canal Museum
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