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Old 06-30-2010, 12:03 AM   #461
 
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When people don't stop at the thick white line at a traffic light, and then they wonder why that bus trying to make a turn almost hits them. Scoot back!
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:15 AM   #462
 
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I was reminded of this reading a comment from someone who actually gets this, but it irks me so much to hear "I prefer gelato/ gelato is better than ice cream".
Gelato IS ice cream. There's no specific "gelato method" that makes it different from ice cream. Gelato can be custard-based or it can be starch-based. Yes, it often has less fat since it is made with more milk than cream, but it can have just as much. Gelato means "frozen", that's all. It's not some magical term for a completely different type of ice cream.
Here's that post, because seriously, spot-on!

There's techincally no difference in the definitions of "ice cream" vs "gelato" at all. Perhaps traditionally a gelato would be frozen quicker, resulting in less air and a denser result, but there's no official rules. "Gelato" just means a frozen dairy dessert. There's no specific "authentic" recipe for it. Small-batch ice cream that used an egg for stabilization would come out the same. Perhaps American brands are more prone to using heavy cream, whereas gelatos might use lower fat milk with egg as a stabilizer... in which case you've got "frozen custard" instead. Which could be labeled "ice cream" as well. Again, there are no rules.
I didn't know this. I swear the gelato I ate in Italy tasted nothing like the ice cream I eat in the US. Gelato tastes, to me, like something between sorbet and ice cream.
See, you having had gelato in Italy I can understand. Because I have no problem with saying something about gelato being better when it means that you had ice cream in Italy and you thought it was better than what is known as ice cream here. Europe just tends to have higher standards when it comes to things like ice cream (and yogurt, if you look at France). No high fructose corn syrup, for one.
But good ice cream is just good ice cream. And gelato is ice cream, good or bad. Calling it gelato here in the US is just a way to snazz up ice cream, because people go "ooh, gelato!"
The southern areas of Italy tend to use starch instead of eggs in their gelato because it's supposed to be more digestible in the hotter climes (so, they're somewhere between a Philadelphia style ice cream and a custard base). But gelato can be a custard-based ice cream as well. Alice Medrich actually wrote about how certain popular places in Italy disappointed her because their ice cream was too rich, and lacked clarity of flavor. So that's just it, it's just ice cream, there's no standard "gelato" formula.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:23 AM   #463
 
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Interesting. I did live in the south as well, so perhaps it is the startch/eggs thing, as well as just better ingredients in general, lol.

I do have an issue with people calling stuff gelato that tastes nothing like the gelato I remember, lol.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:15 AM   #464
 
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I had no idea about the gelato either! Very interesting, Saria.
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I'm in my kitchen and just found 3 or 4 things that I bought at the grocery store that are now bruised / smushed / cracked thanks to the person who didn't know how to bag properly and who put cans and big bottles of juice on top of delicate, nummy things like bananas and avocados. This really makes me cranky.

Feeling cranky made me remember this thread. I really miss this thread. It took me about 20 minutes to find it. Then that made me cranky.
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Now I've got to read back through this thread to see what it was that bothered me!
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The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
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Now I've got to read back through this thread to see what it was that bothered me!
I was thinking the same thing! So many things irritate me, my list was probably real long. : )
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #468
 
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Well, that was disappointing. I had barely anything to complain about!

People who get raging mad when stuck in traffic. Guess what, buddy? You're not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.
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The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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Well I went back to find what bugs me and am embarrassed to see that I STARTED this thread and have no recollection of it. At all.
But I'm proud I only listed a couple things. Cuz I could seriously fill a book with things that irritate me. And the weird thing is that I'm almost never irked by things that irk others.

Ohhh, I just noticed that I kept adding stuff to my list as this thread went on. I am a cranky old lady. Still.
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Isn't is the weirdest thing when someone bumps a thread and you read something you wrote several years ago? I always think "Wait, I said that??"
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I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
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Is it bad that I didn't have any trouble remembering the things I was bugged about?
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