A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 05, 2009
Peaches and Cream

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Wikipedia: Peaches and Cream
Peaches and Cream is a dessert made of peaches and cream. It is often served at ice cream stands and float shops. Many types of hard candy, such as Creme Savers, also come in a peaches and cream flavor.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
peaches and cream n.
a. A fair complexion characterized by creamy skin with downy pink cheeks. Usu. attrib.
1893 E. E. SALTUS Madame Sapphira vi. 81 Seated at the table was a young woman of that type of blonde beauty… Whether or not this projection of peaches and cream into the privacy of the library caused Nevius pleasure or displeasure, not even a lady who was eyeing him could decide.
1901 G. ADE 40 Mod. Fables 188 Give me some perfumed Dope that will restore a Peaches and Cream Complexion.
1969 ‘J. ASHFORD’ Prisoner at Bar vii. 62 She had the perfect peaches-and-cream beauty that was often called classical English.
b. fig. orig. U.S. A fine, easy, or delightful thing; a highly pleasant state of affairs.
1920 J. EMERY in Idaho Yarn 8 Oct. 2/1 Everything was peaches and cream, as they say down in Georgia, until Joe lost his girl.
1926 L. HART Mountain Greenery 7 I’ll have new dimples before I’m older;—But life is peaches and cream.
1981 C. SMYTHE If you can’t beat ‘em in Alley x. 199 My relations with Stafford were by no means all peaches and cream.
2002 Washington Post (Home ed.) 11 Feb. D6/1 You have to handle it like a man and understand everything’s not always going to be peaches and cream.

Google Books
1 September 1888, Good Housekeeping, pg. 206, col. 1:
Peaches and Cream.
Cut peaches—peeled and stoned, of course,—just before dinner. Pass powdered sugar with them, and cream.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 05, 2009 • Permalink