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Issue No. 139: What’s the difference between gelato and ice cream?

To start, let’s get one thing straight—gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream. Although there are differences between American ice cream and Italian-style gelato, they have a whole lot in common. Both begin as a base mixture of milk, cream, and sugar, sometimes with eggs. They are churned as the mixture is chilled. […]

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Issue no. 134: Why does one olive oil taste different than another?

It starts with the olive varietal Just like wine made from Chardonnay grapes tastes different than a wine made from Merlot grapes, olive oils made from different types of olives can have totally different flavors. There are thousands of different olives in the world. Some are milder. Some are more bitter. Some are more buttery. […]

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