The ice-cream cone was created by Ernst Hamwi in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair. He was selling waffles and next door to him was an ice-cream vendor who ran out of dishes. He rolled a waffle to put the ice-cream in and the rest is history.
(From the book 'How to have kick-ass ideas’ by Chris Barez-Brown)
Images: Natural's Ice-cream, Matunga (E)
Indeed an interesting history!
Today most of us do not enjoy the ice-cream without the cone!
Passing by a road with ‘Natural’s Ice-cream’ on the side, I encountered a person making waffle cones and thus could connect to the earlier read fact. It’s not even a one minute job! Very interesting to look at! The process of making is shown in the above images.
'Necessity is the mother of invention' stands true in this case. Ice-cream cones are edible containers, first in the history. Up till now not much milestones have been achieved in this area of innovation, but there are a few which can be found on google.
My aunt, once had cooked a preparation which she called the 'katori chat'. It was actually the chat in a katori. But whats so special aboout this?! The katori is edible!! Wow!
Such an amazing idea! also super sustainable! I can imagine going to a chowpatty to have some chatpata chat! I finish the whole chat then roll up the plate like a tissue paper or something and eat it...its done! (tissue paper is not a good metaphor I guess) No washing business and not even plastic or pater waste to be dumped. And then you can even have edible chopsticks. Eat your noodles with a bite of chopstickes. Once it is over, select a new flavour of chopsticks for yourself. Thats sooper cool che!