Sunday, 27 February 2011

Best ice cream in town- LIFE PLEASURE n.1

I love ice cream. I love my Husbee when he brings me home some delicious ice cream (Ok, I love him for other reasons, too). In Bologna the best ice cream can be found at Gelateria La Funivia: it has 2 branches, one in the city center (Piazza Cavour) and the other one close to the football stadium.
The ice creams in the picture are amarenata -yogurt (cherry cream + yogurt) - MY delicious ice cream-  and contessa (cream with chocolate)- Husbee's ice cream.
Ice cream is definitely one of the life pleasures, isn't it?

Italians consume somethinglike 330,000 t of ice-creams per year.
I have investigated the histroy of ice-cream and look what I have found:

Ancient civilizations have served ice for cold foods for thousands of years. The BBC reports that a frozen mixture of milk and rice was used in China around 200 BC. The Roman Emperor Nero (37–68) had ice brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. Arabs were the first to use milk as a major ingredient in its production, sweeten the ice cream with sugar rather than fruit juices, as well as perfect ways for its commercial production. As early as the 10th century, ice cream was widespread amongst many of the Arab world's major cities, such as Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo....

oh God..does it mean that ice cream was actually invented by the Chinese???

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