Bali Bike Tour on a Luwak Coffee Plantation

In Bali, Coffee Break, Default, Foodie Tales On January 22, 2013 0 Comments

“What is a Luwak?” I ask. The guide points inside a cage. A small furry animal, no bigger than a cat is napping. “They are only awake at… Read More »

Some of the Best Gelato in Rome

In Foodie Tales, Italy On January 15, 2013 1 Comment

GIOLITTI, Via Uffici del Vicario, 40 Rome In 1890 Giuseppe and Bernardina Giolitti opened a creamery where they used to sell milk from their own pastures in the Roman countryside. The… Read More »

Vivoli, Florence. Three Generations Devoted to Gelato

In Foodie Tales, Italy On December 16, 2012 0 Comments

“When you eat my gelato you can touch the sky with a finger and stay in a moment of happiness”, Patrizia Vivoli tells me when I ask her… Read More »

Seventh Heaven of Gelato at ‘Settimo Gelo’, Brescia

In Italy, Sweet Tooth On December 9, 2012 0 Comments

“Before you try this, just forget about everything else. This is going to blow your mind.” The challenge is not easy. Coconut sorbet is one of my favorite… Read More »

A Gelato Tour in the First Capital of Italy

In Default, Foodie Tales, Sweet Tooth On November 30, 2012 5 Comments

The city of Turin is located in the heart of the Piemonte region and it’s home to all things Italian: a historic city center, the first king of… Read More »

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 »