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Pecora Nera, Brescia – A Challenge to the Conventional Gelato Model

In Italy, Sweet Tooth On November 21, 2012 0 Comments

Often the biggest difference between ice cream and gelato is a superficial one, the mental picture one imagines when they think of each. Gelato, a product hand made… Read More »

Trying Every Gelato Flavor at Festival Winner “Il Procopio”, Florence

In Foodie Tales, Italy, Sweet Tooth On November 16, 2012 0 Comments

Usually, when a gelato parlor is excellent, I try not to go back. Sometimes a unique tasting experience derives from a combination of factors: the flavor, the enthusiasm for… Read More »

Back to School at Carpigiani Gelato University, Italy

In Foodie Tales, Italy On November 7, 2012 0 Comments

“What we are going to create today is like one of those beautiful butterflies that are graceful and full of color: pleasing, harmonious, but extremely ephemeral.” With these words Luciano… Read More »

Gelarmony, Rome. When Gelato Is a Work of Art

In Italy, Sweet Tooth On October 28, 2012 0 Comments

The first thing I notice when I enter Gelarmony, are customers admiring the display case. Their gelato looks absolutely exquisite, each flavor a whirlpool of colors and decoration…. Read More »

Breakfast at Dagnino, Rome

In Coffee Break, Foodie Tales, Italy On October 16, 2012 0 Comments

It is with great regret that I didn’t find Dagnino until my last day in Rome, for I would have came more often. Located on the brink of… Read More »

Experiencing the Real Italy Through a Scoop of Gelato

In Foodie Tales, Italy On October 12, 2012 0 Comments

The first question the foreigners ask when they hear the word gelato is, ‘how is it different than ice cream?’ A question, I learned, that has many answers…. Read More »

Bologna, Italy: A Museum Dedicated to Gelato

In Foodie Tales, Italy On October 7, 2012 2 Comments

Where could the first Gelato Museum aimed to study and document the history, values, and culture of artisan gelato, be born if not in Bologna, the gastronomic heart… Read More »

Green Tomato Jam

In Home Cooked, Indulging, Italy On October 2, 2012 0 Comments

At the end of the September, when in the Italian country they’re picking the tomatoes ripened by the summer sun, the fields offer a delicacy that not everybody… Read More »

World’s Best Sorbets at Via de Gracchi, Rome

In Foodie Tales, Italy On October 1, 2012 0 Comments

Usually the reasons why a gelateria is considered unforgettable are related to its cremes. Luscious chocolates, velvety nut creams, milk and egg concoctions intertwined with nutella, honey or… Read More »

All the 100 Flavors of Claudio Torce’s Gelateria, Rome

In Foodie Tales, Italy On September 27, 2012 0 Comments

If a gelateria were a restaurant there would be many varieties, from fast food to fine dining. If one had to describe Claudio Torce‘s gelateria in Rome, it… Read More »

Ba’ Ghetto Kosher: Dining in the Ghetto in Rome

In Casual Cuisine, Foodie Tales, Italy On September 22, 2012 0 Comments

Among all the ‘ethnic’ foods we miss when we are in Italy, hummus is one of the most craved. Even though Greece is next door, Greek food here… Read More »

Amazed by ‘Torroncino Gelato’ at Passaparola, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy

In Italy On September 15, 2012 0 Comments

When it comes to gelato flavors, I am always inclined to go for innovation. Maybe it’s because I grew up to the tune of ‘stracciatella’ and ‘fiordilatte’, but… Read More »