Today’s blog post is going to be a little more appetizing than yesterday’s. Gelato trumps train strikes any day! But train strikes, or scioperi di treni, are part of Italy’s fabric. Tour Italy Now will be updating you as needed, here on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter, too. Remember, this is a great link HERE for updates on the latest transport strikes in Italy. Now, on to gelato. Olive oil gelato. Who knew? Not me! Apparently it’s a popular dessert in Mario Batali‘s Otto. Amanda Hesser, on her wonderful crowdsourcing website, Food 52, described the olive oil gelato at Otto in a recent post: “It’s as smooth as aioli, pulsing with green olive flavor, and has sugar and salt dueling in the background.” She noted that the recipe was available on the website Serious Eats. She wondered if Mario’s rendition might be a tad too sweet and rich, […]
"I wanted to let you know that we had a dream vacation in Italy!"
Everything went extremely well. We really liked all the hotels we stayed in. Thanks again for all the recommendations and the detailed planning you did for us. We are back in the USA now and we will always cherish our time in Italy.
Raymond Huber (Cranberry Township, PA)
Custumized Vacation, June 2013