Novelist Audrey Niffenegger celebrates the joys of summer ice cream. But now that she can no longer eat it, what could take its place? Last in a series on summer eating in America.
Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, outside Chicago, Audrey Niffenegger enjoyed summers of wonderful ice cream. Evanston was the headquarters of the Christian Temperance Union, so ice cream was one of the few indulgences. In fact in adult life, a simple scoop of vanilla remained her absolute passion. Until, a fateful day when she developed severe bronchitis and became allergic to milk. Now she is on a mission to replace her summer treat. And what really brings back the joys of summer, comes when she revisits a totally different food - rhubarb pie.