F. W. PEARCE is one of the founders and DANILO ZECCHIN is the executive chef and master flavor creator of Ciao Bella. Fondly called Americas gelato, Ciao Bella began in New Yorks Little Italy in 1983. Ciao Bella was prominently featured onThe Oprah Winfrey Show when she chose Blood Orange Sorbetto for her holiday special, and the company has received fifteen awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Ciao Bella has appeared in hundreds of media outlets.
TO TRY ONE SPOONFUL OF CIAO BELLAS GELATO OR SORBETTO IS TO BE INSTANTLY TRANSPORTED.
When you think of the most delicious and fresh gelato and sorbetto in America, you are craving Ciao Bella. The premier gelato and sorbetto maker in the country may be known for using the worlds finest ingredientsSicilian lemons, Valrhona chocolate, Louisiana pralinesbut you dont need to travel the globe to experience the bold flavors yourself. All you need is a handful of simple, fresh ingredients; a standard ice cream machine; and your imagination.
The magic of this book is that once you learn how to make just one easy custard or simple syrup base, you can dream up an infinite number of flavors. In addition to being able to re-create Ciao Bellas award-winning favorites, like Key Lime with Graham Cracker Gelato or Hazelnut Biscotti Gelato, youll be able to invent your own combinations and mix and match more than 100 unbelievably indulgent frozen desserts.
From the PLAIN BASE:
Italian classics such as GIANDUJA and PISTACHIO
New American favorites like APPLE CARAMEL CRISP and PUMPKIN AND SPICE
Cutting-edge flavors like BOURBON BUTTER PECAN and ROSEMARY AND OLIVE OIL
From the CHOCOLATE BASE:
Exotic options from around the world like CHOCOLATE CHAI and MEXICAN COFFEE
Kid-pleasers like CHOCOLATE SMORES
From the SIMPLE SYRUP:
Sorbets such as WATERMELON, COSMOPOLITAN, and PEAR WITH BALSAMIC SWIRL
Make-your-own granita combinations (no ice cream machine required!) like COFFEE/CINNAMON and RASPBERRY/SAUTERNES/HONEY
A special section called Amazing Endings tops off this delicious volume, containing fun ideas for how to serve gelato and sorbetto as the pros door with a more personal creative touch. With hundreds of helpful tips, information on the best ingredients, and a list of sources, this gorgeously photographed book ensures that the best gelato and sorbetto you can imagine are just a churn away.
NOW, WITH THE HELP OF CIAO BELLA co-owner F. W. Pearce and chef Danilo Zecchin, making gelato and sorbetto in your own kitchen couldnt be easier. Youll add an exclamation point to any meal with these tantalizing flavors:
FIG AND PORT
APPLE CARAMEL CRISP
PEACH AND HABANERO CHILE