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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 2, 2010 Page5 "'An Italian Delicacy for All" by James DiPrima Spring is here and will soon be followed by summer. The sun will be shining, and the days will be getting warmer and we will want to erally know it means "Ital- ian ice cream" which con- tains less air than ice cream as we know it in America and as a result is much more be heading for the nearest flavorful and healthier due to i' ice cream parlor for some all the natural ingredients i cool and tasty refreshment, with fewer calories and con- What will we order? Ice Enjoying Gelato taining less butter fat. i cream, Italian ice, sorbet or, When eating gelato you ah yes we know gelato, with since there wasn't any milk know your experiencing a its smooth creamy flavors or cream in the recipe. It total different world of ice and its many varieties, suchwas probably the Arabs who cream. as cioccolato (chocolate), more than likely introduced Italians love their gelato limone (lemon), fragola ice cream to Sicily, for they consuming approximately (strawberry), pistachio and brought snow down from nine pounds per person an- many others. Where and Mount Etna and mixed it withnually while Americans in when did this favorite dell-fruit juices to make a "Shar' 2000 consumed about 15 cacy of Italy and now possi-bat," which turns out to be pounds of ice cream per per- bly the world come from? It the Italian "Sorbetto" many son per year. Besides being was a widely held belief that years later. In other placesa great snack gelato can be the famous world traveler this was known as "Granita" eaten in unusual ways. For Marco Polo returned to Italyand had a slush-like consis-instance in Palermo, Sicily with the ice cream process tency. We now know that many people will make an and the formula, for in China sorbetto and sherbet is now ice cream sandwich for they had developed the firstmade with small amounts of breakfast and eat it on the ice cream maker using rock milk but other manufactures run. Street vendors in mar- salt that increased the hard- here in the States make it kets will cut a bun in half hess of the dessert. The des- with just fruit juice or and put a scoop of gelato in sert that was made from thissyrups and we know it as between the slices. process was more like an "Italian Ice." In Italian gelato It must be noted that Italian sorbet than ice cream means "frozen" but we gen- not all gelato is the same. , In northern Italy in the l Happy Easter Dolomite region gelato was I ~ ~ .~J'Li~11.i Family ~ made with milk, eggs, sugar, cream and natural flavor. In I NORTH SHORE BUS CO., INC. fat,the southwater GelatObased,ishigherlOWer inin ~, / i [ 851 Broadway, Revere, MA 781-289-2590 sugar and was called sor- $1200 We Buy Diamonds, betto. As the years passed PerOunce! Gold and Silver Jewel HappffE ster many changes have taken 24K We Buy ry ~ place and recipes changed GoMand$ilverCoins ! slightly as new techniques ~' ][ '~r"vr~ 1~'_JL [l|-)J[ werenew techniquesdiScvered" Speakingin one ar-f $.. AS FEATURED .ON. rHnXNmL P [~ ]I ~--J~ North End ticle it was noted that, "Dur- i i iO~* *OFF* i l J~ BO Waterfront ing World War II American Addiction Recovery Center pilots placed all the ingredi- *r-~/.1--n A ~,~,,*u ,~, Z | 345 Broadway, Revere ents for ice cream in the tail .'r.~lL/l$,/-! I~UI~IU~ | Serving The Community For 32 Years : : | sellgoldmass.com 131 Beverly Street (at North Station) gunner's cockpit. By the time ." 781-286-CASH : I .o.r, lO-5:30pm every day Boston, MA 02114 the pilot landed the plane, . I but Saturday unLil3:3Opm 617-720-0153 or 720-STEP freezing air and the planes **** ..... ***** .... ,, - vibration had made a deli- cious bowl of ice cream." Italy Buo has come to be known the Pasqua world-over as having the best gelato and Italy has done -CC more for this exquisite des- ~~ s ert than any other coun try. Health Center Boston, Massachusetts JUDGE JOSEPH Ana~filiateo[~ssachmcettsGeneralHospita' Telephone (617)643-8000 FERRINO Industrial Credit Union We wish all the Post-Gazette Readers Buona Pasqua "Banking Done Better'" 1 Liberty Square, Boston 02109 617-742-1616 www.icu.org Happy Easter Court Square Styling Shop In the Shadow of OLD CITY HALL Hair Stylists Mr. Arthur Mr. Jim 15 Court Square Boston, MA 02108 (617) S23-775S Fun, practical and unique raincoats and rainboots, umbrellas, backpacks. Sizes - My first, L 2T, 3T, 4T, 4/5 Boots - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. < t stride rite ir for kids 233 Main Street 20% off Charlestown now thru March 31, 2010 617-242-2554 MON-FRI 7:30AM - 6:30PM We're at School & Main Sts. SATURDAY 9AM - 4PM next to Tuttles