Howdy, strangers! I know, I know. I've been completely MIA for the last several weeks while getting my Stateside and globe-trotting life back in order. I know, I know. This post is still not the Brandied Dried Fig and Vanilla Souffle I promised you before discovering what is apparently the Great Ramekin Shortage of 2010. (Don't worry, the souffle is coming!) Though I may have been missing for a few weeks, it was with the best of intentions as I can now bring you tales of gelato, tiramisu and panna cotta straight from the source--Italia. During my recent time in Venice, Florence and Rome I made it my mission to sample all of these Italian specialties and report back. Tough job, I know. In this first installment I bring you a taste of the endless joys of gelato.
As you can imagine, it was a tough job.