This week, when discussion in the office turned to ice cream toppings, I commented that one of my favourites was the Italian classic of gelato topped with olive oil and a twist of sea salt.
Cue shocked faces.
It seems I am alone in embracing this most delicious of Italian traditions and what a crying shame.
Italians are the godfathers of ice cream, or rather, gelato. Gelato is slightly warmer than ice cream meaning it doesn’t have that icy, frozen feeling; it’s made with milk rather than cream and it is flavoured authentically with say chocolate – rather than a synthetic added flavour. All of this means gelato, rather than ice cream, is the foodie’s frozen treat of choice. Read more