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Espresso Granita with Whipped Cream Dateline: Rome, August 1971 It was hot. Hot like only Rome can get in August. That’s why the Romans leave the Eternal City to us tourists. I walked toward the Colosseum and realized the asphalt was literally sinking beneath my feet. I could feel the heat of it through my […]
Well, Father’s Day is here, and I hope you all spend a wonderful day with your dads. My dad, William Crocetti, passed away many years ago, but I think of him often. That’s him in the photo. He enjoyed fountain specialties, so I thought I’d create something special in his honor. Of course, I looked […]
Okay, so you are wondering about the title. I can hear you all now. Adri, that is SO not you. What are you thinking, writing a title like that? What’ll people think? Kinda snippy, Dudette! Let me set everyone straight right now. Don’t think anything about it, and since you asked, yes, I like […]
The French have Creme Brulée. The Italians have Panna Cotta. Creme Brulee is thickened with eggs. Panna cotta is thickened with gelatin. Both are creamy. Both are delicious. Today’s post is Italy’s answer to the French. And I think it is a great answer. … Panna Cotta can be made with lots of different dairy […]
David Rocco again today. His Gelato Affogato is a classic recipe, vanilla gelato smothered in espresso. Gelato affogato al caffe, to call it by its full name, is like an Armani suit, simple and elegant. You can dress it up. You can dress it down. It can go from day into night. I prefer mine dressed with whipped cream, con panna as they say in Italia.