Saturday, June 07, 2008

Gelato




Maybe it's just me, but I swear the displays of gelato seem to grow larger and larger each time I visit Italy. The creations and new flavors are endless! I would never think to throw in a few coconut shells or melon slices to show off these mountains of creamy masterpieces . So many times I would see the attendant scoop into the gelato and I would hesitate to look for fear they would destroy this piece of edible art before I was able to get my shots.(pictures) Never fear. A few pats, quick movements with the hand and the mountain appeared again, just as lovely.  Down the road, on the other side of the street were two more gelato stands. Then more and more!

15 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Aren't those an amazing sight! Beautiful, and I love the slices of fruit that decorate each mountain!

K & S said...

I love how they have big pieces of fruit or cookies sticking out of the mound!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Gelato is something I can't eat, but love to admire. A real Italian gelato shop is like a sculpture garden!

Jann said...

tw~I wanted a bite of every mound I passed!

Jann said...

K&S~ I think it is pretty creative to toss the pieces of fruits directly on the display......

wheresmymind said...

I so love Gelato...great for this 90 degree weather we are having in Boston right now

Jann said...

Wheresmymind~How are you! Good to hear from you. 90 degree weather? That sounds like us here in Florida! This was some great tasting stuff!

Simona said...

Wow! This is quite a spread.

Jann said...

Lydia~oh, so sorry you can't eat this . Just as well. One bite and you are hooked!
Simona~makes you want to dive right in, don't you think? Worse than a candy store!

Peabody said...

I could just dive into that. It all looks amazing though I am especially drawn to the cantelope flavor. The orange is just calling my name.

bakingblonde said...

I love Gelato! What better way to beat th heat? Plus the flavor choices are usually more my style than what is offered at the typical icecream shop!

The Cooking Ninja said...

I love these sinful Gelato. When I was in Italy, I had at least 2 per day. Couldn't afford more back then as they were very expensive.

Betty C. said...

I'm not a big ice cream fan, but gelato makes my mouth water. Great pictures of Tuscany.

Hope you are doing well and best wishes from the USA!

Kristen said...

I dream of Gelato... nothing like it!

galleryfang said...

I love Gelato Stands in Italy. They serve Big Big scoop