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I was wrong about gelato (well, mostly wrong)!

I was wrong about gelato (well, mostly wrong)!

Mar 7th, 2009, 01:10 PM
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I was wrong about gelato (well, mostly wrong)!

I posted this on US board but since original gelato thread was here, thought I would put it here too.

I was one of those who insisted that gelato can only be had in Italy. Nothing I had ever had in the US was even close and mostly it was an insult to the name to even call it gelato. However, we are in LA right now and yesterday in Venice, (CA as opposed to IT ) we went to http://www.yelp.com/biz/nice-cream-n...-sorbet-venice I must admit that it was 95% of the way there and well worth a special trip if you are in LA and are a gelato aficionado!
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Mar 7th, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Well, SW: Since I do remember that we had words (!) about the subject, I think you are a better person for fessing up! Good job!
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Mar 7th, 2009, 01:29 PM
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I have to admit that I had great gelato in Las Vegas of all places.
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Mar 7th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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We have a very good gelato shop in Watkinsville.

The genteleman who runs it had imported all of his equipment from Italy.

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Mar 7th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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There's a fantastic gelato shop just down the road from my house in Perth, Australia. It's owned by an Italian family. I've never been to Italy, so I have no idea how it compares to the real McCoy, but man it's good, especially the mango (and I don't even like mangos!).
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Mar 7th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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I thnk the secret is, if a real italian runs it. In Nafplio Greece off the main square there is a Gelato shop (Antica Roma?) that has lines every night! The same old love story, Italian falls in love with a Greek, settles there, gets homesick for Italian specialties, opens shop. At any rate, it's divine.
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Mar 7th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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We have a gelato shop in Katy that is as good as any I have had in Italy
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Mar 7th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Paciugo Gelato - Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave, Texas!

About 20+ flavors, but OMG, their coconut is heavenly!
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Mar 7th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I think I've had enough gelato in Italy to qualify me to say...come to Philadelphia.


Amazing, amazing wonderfulness.
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Mar 7th, 2009, 05:55 PM
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I'm dreaming of gelato, 10 days til Rome and that is one of the things I'm looking forward to most. (I've been dieting, hence the focus on yummy sounding items).
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Mar 7th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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I had great gelato in Sioux Falls, SD, this afternoon. Authentically made by an Italian-American with authentic machines.

But even if the taste is exactly the same, I think that Florence or Rome or Wherever in Italy adds something. Don't you?
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Mar 7th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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my favorite flavors are:
stratchitella (sp)

What are yours?
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Mar 7th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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Here are some flavors for those of us who want to dream...

Riso * Mint Chip * Coffee * Hazel Dream
Bacio * Walnut * Fior DiLatte
Caramel *Fondant * Cassata * Stracciatella
Torrone * Cinnamon * Mocha
Malaga * Creme Brulee * Hazelnut
Pistachio * Tiramisu * Lemon
Vanilla * Zabaglione * White Chocolate
Chocolate * Amaretto * Sour Cherry
Coconut * Peanut Butter * Pumpkin
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Jun 9th, 2009, 02:37 PM
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The machines really dont make that much of a difference. The secret to good Artisian Italian Gelato is the ingredients. All natural and fresh. We teach Gelato making here in Calabria, it is one week of heaven.
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