IAP 151: From spumoni to the sprinkle room: Italians and the history of ice cream with special guest Nick Di Bona of bona Bona ice cream

Jul 21, 2020 530

BY: Stephanie Longo

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… gelato? Or is it ice cream? And what’s the difference anyway? How about we find out? In this week’s episode, we’re celebrating “National Ice Cream Day” with a look at how Italians all over the world have influenced that frozen treat we all know and love.

From Ancient Rome to Marco Polo, from Sicily, to England, to Hoboken, New Jersey, our team gives you the “inside scoop” on how ice cream, sherbet, granitas, and more evolved over thousands of years, and we will introduce you to some of the many Italians who have their fingerprints on that evolution… like Sicily’s own Francesco Procopio Cutò, the world-recognized “Father of Gelato,” to the Hoboken immigrant who claims to have invented the ice cream cone!

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SOURCE: https://italianamericanpodcast.com

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