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Gelato. What’s your favorite flavor or combination of flavors? And do you prefer cup, cone, or brioche? Order it up in the comments below!
In the summer, this is breakfast in Sicily: brioche con gelato … or gelato in a brioche. The brioche, when it’s done right, is sweet and formed like a breast. It represents your mother’s milk (no kidding). Pistacchio gelato is my favorite. Pictured here, when the pistachios are organic and the gelato all natural, this…
Live from Sicily! Day 2 of Stirring Sicily with Chef Nino Elia of Zest Cooking School .. The sensations of Palermo’s markets and its warm and fascinating citizens. A magnificent day!
When eating a gelato con brioche (a light, sweet, butter-infused roll (brioche) cut in half and stuffed with gelato), the question always is: Who will win: you or the brioche? I think I did pretty well here in Aspra with my pistachio. (Photo Credit: Filippo Buttitta)
Yesterday, a friend asked me if the color of pistachio gelato made with real pistachios is not bright green (which indicates food coloring was used), but a more brownish green color. The answer is yes, it is brownish green! Here’s my second breakfast (Yes, Sicilians eat this for breakfast.) when I was at Valley of…
When I saw this gelato flavor tonight in Ischia, I had to try it! Kingdom of Two Sicilies flavor… What!? It is pistachio with fresh almonds and flakey pastry dough mixed in (the same dough used to make sfogliatella pastry, pasta sfoglia). Oh, yes! Grazie.
What’s your favorite flavor? Because on this, a day scientists have cited as the most depressing day of the year, dreams of gelato in Sicily can cheer us all up. Here’s a selection available from one of my favorite spots: La Rotunda in Casteldaccia, Palermo Province.
In New York it is about 4:30pm. If you were in Sicily at 4:30pm, you’d be heading to the gelateria because it’s after your afternoon nap and far enough from dinner that a cone or a brioche con gelato hits the spot. What flavor(s) do you want?
How do you like your gelato? What’s your favorite flavor? I like mine in true Palermitano style: in a sweet roll, or brioche, as served here. Here’s why I scream for brioche con gelato! As I learned from a waiter at a gelateria off of Palermo’s Piazza Castelnuovo, the brioche’s form–that is, a woman’s breast–encourages…