Tag: sweets

The Big Melt-Off: Rome’s gelato wars

Testaccina likes a good scrap. Especially when food is involved. We’re not talking bun-fights, but healthy competition – the best thing, in our opinion, to ensure that members of the public get quality, consistency, and keen prices. It’s still 30 degrees in Rome and gelato is definitely high on the agenda, so I decided to…

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Eggstra sweet, eggstra special…

Italy’s fine chocolate making tradition means that sweet temptation is never that far away around Easter. One of the largest and most spectacular eggs I’ve seen over the last few days was this ornate masterpiece in the window of Gay-Odin in Parioli, a branch of Naple’s oldest chocolate makers. Weighing in at six kilos of…

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