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Paperback Gelato: Finding Italy's Best Gelaterias Book

ISBN: 0974911801

ISBN13: 9780974911809

Gelato: Finding Italy's Best Gelaterias

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Gelato contains reviews of over fifty of the best gelaterias in Italy's most visited cities. Additional Gelato Lore sections explore the history and myths surrounding this long-revered treat and Tips... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Gelato:Finding Italy's Best Gelaterias

"Gelato: Finding Italy's..." by Michael McGarry is not only a book about Gelato, it is a "how to" book for enjoying Italy. I will give a copy to everyone I know who is embarking on a trip to Italy whether it's for the first or fifteenth time. It is well researched- full of history, practicle tips, and richly flavored with humor. The guide is well organized and creatively illustrated. And it's just the right size to fit in a large coat pocket next to your passport. However, if you're not planning a trip to Italy soon- you can still drool over this book at home- it will be the inspirations for a host of sweet dreams. Ciao, J Kordonowy

Ice Cream Convert

I was what you call a hardcore ice cream addict, eating a pint a day at my height. I owned 2 ice cream making machines and even painted my kid's room 31 colors in honor of Baskin-Robbins. Then, before a vacation to Italy a friend gave me this book - and I know this sounds cliche - but it changed everything. I was so intrigued that I had my first taste of gelato hours upon landing in Rome. Art museums be damned, I sought out a new gelateria daily with the help of this book. The book is dead-on in its descriptions of the establishments and is amusing as well. The way the author wraps his own experiences around the reviews make for that personal touch that you just don't see in food guides and such. Thanks to the book, I am now a proud gelato addict (and 10 pounds lighter, to boot!)

A great travel companion

My wife and I spent three weeks in Italy this spring and used this book to plot all of our gelato adventures, which became an unexpected highlight of the trip. The book explains why gelato is so much better than the usual old ice cream cone and tells you how to spot the best places, which is key considering all the gelato stands around Italian cities. A well done and easy-to-carry little book.

Great little guidebook

This is a great little book. It is so much more interesting and engaging than (frankly) I expected it to be - I read it from cover to cover, as soon as I got it. The information about gelaterias is accurate and comprehensive, and the text is lively - the author's amusing, gentle personality comes through, and since he is passionate as well as informed regarding Italian "ice cream", it is just FUN to read "Gelato". Now, I will have to hurry to the gelaterias that I have not tried yet, before the weather cools off here in Italy!

A Great Resource for true food-lovers

This book is the perfect antidote to the usual bland travel guides. Anyone who visits Italy immediately becomes addicted to gelato, and this guide book will take you to the best spots. Even better, the book takes you to the gelaterias that are off the tourist trail, so that you are eating where the Italians eat. My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Italy, and this book was our constant companion (especially since it fit easily in my pocket). I recommend trying the nocciola gelato--it became my "go-to" cone.
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