Even in Capri, Italy you can find a Nutty Buddy ice cream cone cone. After my family and I had dinner at a tasty pizzeria we were going to try to find a pastry shop with cannolis but that never ended up happening. I had my mind set on something sweet for dessert so I stopped into a local grocery store to grab an ice cream. Note: this was not a gelateria so there were only a few options. I jumped when I saw the Nutty Buddy, I couldn’t help myself. By the way, is that what they are called? I know that some brands called them “Drumsticks” but “Nutty Buddy” is what I grew up calling them. The simple yet classic childhood ice cream cone really hit the spot. The best part? Of course it’s the tip of the ice cream cone that is filled with chocolate!
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I have so many gelato photos, so I won’t bore you with the same ol’ same ol’ gelato speech.
This post’s gelato photos were taken while we were in Florence. There was actually a fantastic gelateria right around the corner from the hotel we stayed at (I’ll post those photos another time, and I’ll give you details on the gelateria).
But this was my mom’s choice for gelato after we walked around all day. Gelato is truly such a fabulous snack. First of all, the Italians know what a proper serving size is. Us greedy Americans have our ice cream shops pile on the tall scoops and we end up over eating. The perfectly sized portions in Italy made gelato a snack that would: satisfy your taste buds, fill you up a bit, and not make you sick to your stomach.
My future plans next weekend? To head immediately to Timi’s Gelateria Classica on St. Mark’s and 2nd Avenue.
I grew up with the classic Friendly’s icecream and the “Purple House” cones (the “Purple House” in Hershey, Pa. was recently closed and transformed into a bank… like there aren’t enough of those in a small town). Then when I traveled abroad a few years ago and had a taste of gelato in Spain I immediately knew Americans just don’t know how to make their frozen dessert. I have had several gelatos since I was in Europe but none of them have been so flavorful and rich.
Gelato from Timi's Gelateria Classica.
I took one look at the Timi’s Gelateria Classica
website and I knew that this may be it — this may be the gelato that transports me back to La Boqueria in Barcelona where I strolled through the market double fist’ing (gelato that is, not beer). The website is professional and their photographs are good enough to eat. I also know that this is going to be another neighborhood institution in Alphabet City/The East Village. Gian Luca Giovanetti, owner of Gnocco
in NYC is the reason why this gelateria opened. And if you haven’t gone to Gnocco or Perbacco, you need to run as fast as you can to those restaurants for dinner. Gnocco’s cuisine is the classic “grandmother’s Italian feast” that some people are lucky enough to experience when they go home for the holidays, but why wait for Christmas when you can go to this East Village restaurant. Perbacco’s menu has the classic Italian food, but it has a modern culinary spin to it. Whatever you order in these restaurants, you will love. Every bite is divine, and it should be since many of the dishes are recipes from Giovanetti’s mother.
Giovanetti knows how to bring Italy’s cuisine to New Yorkers, so I know his gelateria is going to be spectacular!