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Adventures in Art, Part 3: Inspiration through art

I am rarely, if ever, inspired by food trends. I’m much more influenced by culture, literature, history, and art. When I am stuck and can’t find the next thing, I look to art to spark an idea. I have been making ice cream for half of my life (20-plus years). I started it all as…

Meet Cynthia Decker, Ph.D.

Meet Cynthia Decker, Ph.D., our new staff microbiologist and Director of Food Safety. That’s right. We got a Ph.D. Cindy came to us with a reputation as a balls-to-the-wall, no nonsense Listeria/microbe/pathogen hunter, and that’s precisely the work she’ll be doing in our production kitchen and bakery. Part of a really tight safety program is…

A Royal Throwback Thursday

We’re time-warping today in honor of our LUXARDO® Cherries Jubilee ice cream and its regal history. The first cherries jubilee was flambeed for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee more than a century ago. And while we’d never attempt to compete with its creator, French culinary titan Auguste Escoffier, we did make a few stately desserts of…

Adventures in Art, Part 2: 27 museums, artworks & artists that changed Jeni’s life

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that I owe my entire life—everything I have ever loved, everything I have ever believed in, every vision I have ever had for the future, and the person I set out to become when I was young, and who I am becoming still—in some way or another…

Adventures in Art, Part 1: Jeni’s love affair with art and museums

A three-part series from JBB inspired by our American Licks collection and our scoop shops’ museum-esque transformation I love museums now, but, I hated them growing up. After the first 15 minutes they are boring to the max for a child, and yet loaded with adventure and memories (the Time Museum in the middle of…

Pin swag with Valley Cruise Press

We’ve been following Valley Cruise Press for years now, digging on their dual mission to support artists, and make art accessible through zines and wearable artwork (think vibrant pop culture illustrations shrunk into patches, pins and shirts). When we decided to design a limited-edition pin collection to coincide with the release of our American Licks…

Making ice creams like Buddy Holly made music

I recently became a serious Buddy Holly fan. Like, fell off the Buddy Holly cliff. My life is forever changed, realizing that all the music I have loved over the years is derived quite clearly from Buddy Holly’s massive, but far too short, 16-month career. He died February 3, 1959, at 22 years old. But…