Podcast Episode 22: Gelato

In this episode I talk about how flavoured snow turned into one of Italy’s most iconic and exported foods: gelato!

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Show notes

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The episode includes:

  • How many gelaterie are there in Italy?
  • What is gelato artiginale?
  • What are the ingredients?
  • How is gelato made?
  • What is a manticatore?
  • What are the origins of gelato?
  • Bernardo Buontalenti
  • Procopio Francesco Cutò (Procopio dei Coltelli)
  • Gelato today


My recipe for Malaga flavoured gelato.

The bar in the village in Piemonte where we used to get our ice-cream.

Some of my favourite gelaterias in Italy:

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