Cheesecake and Dark Chocolate gelatos

When one thinks of Italian food, it's impossible not to imagine gelato -perhaps thanks to Audrey Hepburn enjoying a cone on the Spanish Steps in "Roman Holiday" - but the fact is, gelato is as much a part of the Italian culture as is pizza, and one can find a gelateria almost anywhere in Italy just as easily as one could find a Starbucks in Seattle. With the days getting warmer, it's common to see people enjoying their "merenda" - afternoon snack - of gelato while taking a "passeggiata" - a stroll - with friends. And it's easy to see why...that dense, cool, milky texture...that rich, intense flavor...so what is it that makes gelato so special?  What are your favorite gelato flavors?

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AuthorCharis McCullough