Posted by: lisetta | March 14, 2009

Fior di latte

Spent the entire afternoon trolling around Center City with my longtime friends Kim and Nick today, waltzing in and out of stores as they struck our fancy. From the Bellevue to the Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal to Rittenhouse Square, our visit to Capogiro was the highlight for us all.  🙂

The flavors today were largely the classics; no rosemary goat cheese in sight. Drat. We all got the Thai coconut and a variety of chocolate, but Nick, raised by Italian parents with frequent visits to family in Italy, surprised me with his choice of the ubiquitous classic:

Fior Di Latte
Milk gelato. Milk from an Amish family’s single herd of hormone free, grass fed in Lancaster County. Crazy good.

Always seduced by the more creative flavors at Capogiro, it has never even entered my mind to choose fior di latte. Made simply with the quality whole milk, sugar and cream, it’s the choice for those whose palates enjoy the subtle flavors of milk. That’s not me! Grom, the gelato store in Torino (and NYC), explains more about it here for those who may be interested. 

Can’t wait for the April opening of Capogiro West…. and can’t help but think of that documentary on milk I’ve been wanting (and fearing!) to see:

Got the facts on Milk? is a comical feature documentary that questions the health benefits of milk and dairy products, also known as The Milk Documentary. Shira Lane takes her friends on a road trip from Los Angeles to Washington DC’s USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) to find out exactly – Is milk healthy?

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