Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Your Very Own Giro D'Italia Celebration

One of the blogs that I regularly read is Dug.  His blog talks about cycling quite a bit but also touches on some strange subjects such as the reason he put candy under his pillow when he was a kid and his opinion of the bathrooms in the office where he works.  One of the things he has talked about on his blog is his love for Gelato.  I had never heard of Gelato before so I had to give it a try.  

For those of you who have never heard of Gelato it's an Italian word which means "frozen", but basically used to indicate an Italian type of ice cream.  I know this because I looked it up in Wikipedia so it must be true.  Gelato isn't as creamy as American ice cream but certainly makes up for it in flavor.  Most of the flavors include fresh fruit or other fresh ingredients which in my opinion is way better than your run of the mill generic vanilla you'll find in your local grocery store.   

I did a little research and found out that you can't get Gelato in our city but there were plenty of Gelato places located in Seattle.  When Jenny and I were in Seattle a couple of weeks ago we decided to do some sampling to see what this Gelato thing was all about.  

All of the Gelato that we tried (and we tried a lot) was really good but varied from store to store.  Here are the samples.  

Raspberry in a waffle bowl

Vanilla Bean and Hazel Nut Chocolate 
Raspberry and Coconut in a super fancy bowl

My favorite by far was the scoop of raspberry and coconut in the same bowl.  If you take a little bit of each scoop in the same spoonful it made the perfect combination.  Yummmmm!  

So in honor of the Giro D'Italia you should find some Gelato in your town and do some celebrating of your own.  Trust me, you'll love it.  


Jenny-Jenny said...

Sitting here drooling! I love that stuff. The last place we went with the fancy chilled metal bowls said they make their own every day with fresh natural ingredients. Soo good, I hope you have some in your fair city! Celebrate the Giro!

331 Miles said...

Mmmmmmm....that looks good. I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks in Italy on business a few years ago, and sampled as much gelato as I could. I loved the Hazelnut gelato. Don't get too many Hazelnut flavored desserts in the US...

Dawn said...

Why do you do this to me? First, ice cream that looks good enough to go off you diet for, now this! And here I am sitting at home and have had nothing to eat yet today!