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Granita alla Fragola

Tweet History tells us flavored ices date back to ancient China, but the first frozen dessert in Italy actually came from Sicily. Arabs brought an icy treat of frozen water, fruit and honey, which evolved to become known as¬†granita. The granita in Sicily is so pure, so flavorful and so refreshing, that during the summer, […]

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Raspberry Sorbet with Balsamic Drizzle

Tweet Ruby-red and tangy-sweet, raspberries are a special treat. Lamponi, (raspberries) ripe with flavor from early summer through fall’s first frost, are versatile little frutti (fruits). I use fresh raspberries in salads, macerated in balsamic berries, transform them into a sauce, (poached pears with raspberry sauce) blend them into a frullato (Italian smoothie) and in […]

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Tiramisu Gelati Cake

Tweet I’ve put a “cool” twist on a classic northern Italian dessert. Tiramisu, typically made by layering savoiardi (lady finger cookies) and zabaglione, (an airy custard of egg yolks, sugar and Marsala) just became exceptionally easy. Simply substitute two flavors of softened gelati (I used a double chocolate and a salted caramel) for the zabaglione, […]

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Gelati

Tweet Our first Mother’s Day adventure abroad, was spent in Italy. Joe was very excited to visit the Roman Colosseum, as that was all he talked about for weeks prior to the trip. After a visit to the bank to exchange our dollars for Lire, (before the ¬†Eur0) we walked to the Piazza Navona. A […]

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