Tuesday, June 9, 2009
WHO INVENTED THE BANANA SPLIT
A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a "boat". It was reportedly invented in 1904 by David E. Strickler a 1906 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. A banana is cut in two lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish. Variations abound, but the classic banana split is made with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream served in a row on the split banana. Pineapple topping is spooned over the vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup over the chocolate ice cream and strawberries over the strawberry ice cream.