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The best ice cream shops in Rome that you absolutely must try – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Since Dario Rossi opened Greed in Rome, in the Monteverde area, there are no longer any excuses: you have to try his ice cream! His shop in Frascati is always open and perhaps for those who live in southern Rome it remains the easiest to reach, but in any case Dario Rossi’s “cultivated ice cream” is worth the detour. Dario Rossi in his laboratory plays, in fact, to enhance the ingredients as much as possible from the territory and even better if from the family garden. There is no shortage of exceptions, such as Calabrian Bergamot, of which Dario is an ambassador. Attentive to intolerances and the environment, Dario also cares about the figure: to produce his very light ice cream he uses a percentage of sugars that does not exceed 10%. However, if you then give in to the temptation to eat ice cream in the kitchen, let’s say that Dario can turn a blind eye!

Geppy Sferra Gelato d’Essai

Geppy Sferra’s arthouse ice cream.

Two sales points for Geppy Sferra arthouse ice cream, one in Colli Aniene and the other in Tor de’ Schiavi. Both on the outskirts, because it is here that this master ice cream maker has chosen to bring the culture of this food. Also passing through schools, where Geppy and her team love to teach the art of ice cream. Excellent raw materials and the good habit of the so-called carpe diem: appointment on Saturday to taste the flavor of the week, a way to enhance the freshly creamed flavours, as well as to try something new, moving away from those 2-3 favorite flavors that are he tends to always order. Another recent proposal by Geppy Sferra, almost a provocation, is the ice cream-based aperitif, accompanied by ice cream on bruschetta.

Gracchi ice cream shop

The store in via dei Gracchi was the first for Alberto Manassei.

There are three sales points for this brand which set out from Prati to conquer Piazza Bologna, as well as the historic centre, with a shop in Via di Ripetta. The soul of Gelateria dei Gracchi is Alberto Manassei, who has already celebrated 20 years of activity (but also 40, if we consider the first steps in the art of ice cream making taken in his Sardinia). Famous in particular for its pistachio flavour, Gracchi is a natural ice cream that has made the history of craftsmanship in Rome. The basic philosophy is «following the seasons and the biological cycle of the raw materials, all Italian and zero kilometer.

Gluten-free pastry shops: addresses for celiacs in Milan – Italian Cuisine

Croissants, pastries, cakes, sweet and savory leavened products: the pastry shops in Milan where you can buy homemade gluten-free bread and desserts suitable for celiacs. And even find Sicilian sfogliatelle and cassata

The pastry shops and local specialized in products gluten free they are on the rise; luckily for the celiacs of Milan who can finally find suitable products for them. The era of industrial sweets to buy in pharmacies is therefore over, and you can find excellent pastry shops where you can buy sweets, cakes, pastries, bread, strictly gluten-free leavened and suitable for celiacs. Where they even make Sicilian sfogliatelle or cassata: obviously gluten free.

Because gluten-free is not easy

Gluten is a protein, its peculiarity is to be able to create a mesh called gluten in the mixing phase which retains water and fat inside and makes highly hydrated cohesive doughs workable. The alveoli and the volume of a panettone or the structure of a pastry as well as bread and other leavened products develop thanks to gluten. Eliminating it is therefore not technically so easy and to create a whole range of desserts to open a gluten-free pastry shop, you have to completely revolutionize your way of working and use new techniques and ingredients for pastry doughs. It is not a small job.

It is one thing to serve desserts that do not include gluten in the recipe, like a meringue, another thing is to be able to recreate the softness of a cake without being able to use wheat flour. Flours of other cereals and legume proteins are often used as substitutes, but to find the same experience in a gluten-free croissant there are really numerous attempts (and even failures).

After all, sweets are a pleasure, and if they are not good … what pleasure is it?

In recent years the gluten free world has grown a lot, certainly now diagnoses are simpler and faster. Then there is the disorder called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which is the subject of research and is still difficult to define and diagnose. The fact is that, partly for fashion, partly for hypochondria, gluten-free has exploded. Many have launched into the business, but not all of them are able to really affect nutritional and gastronomic needs at the same time: after all, sweets are a pleasure, and if they are not good … what pleasure is it?

These pastry shops that we have selected do not survive by fashion, quite the contrary, since the quality of the desserts is often indistinguishable from that of a classic pastry and the level is still absolutely satisfactory. For gluten-free desserts and celiacs who do not regret classic pastry.

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Text by Jacopo Giavara, Margo Schachter

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Shopping at home: the best shops in Rome – Italian Cuisine

Shopping at home: the best shops in Rome

From meat to vegetables, from fish to pasta and bread, tips for shopping on the Internet in complete safety and with a high level of taste

TO Rome we sail on sight, for now in the Yellow Sea, but it is a moment that it becomes the Red Sea. So, even if in theory you can still go shopping, laziness prevails a little, it starts to get chilly a little bit and above all the recommendation is anyway to to stay at home. For this the various come to the rescue shops, which after the lockdown they have organized themselves with increasingly efficient deliveries. Shopping with a click is increasingly child's play and there are many companies that deserve the remote support of real foodies in the capital. From meat to vegetables, from fish to pasta and bread, here are the best shops to shop on the Internet in complete safety.

Dol – Of Latium Origin

Just call them and the Spesa Contadina arrives home, strictly of Lazio origin. From cheeses to cured meats, passing through the pantry and the wine shop. On Wednesdays even the boxes with the best of the catch travel. To guarantee the quality of the selections, from short supply chains to very short supply chains, there is Vincenzo Mancino. On the site you will find the online shop with all the products, from cheeses to cured meats, for which Dol is particularly renowned, passing through the pantry and fresh products such as fish. There are also delicious kits for making traditional Roman pasta such as amatriciana, gricia, carbonara and cacio e pepe at home. For Christmas, apart from the baskets in preparation, an idea could be to give a gift card to spend on Dol shopping.

Beppe and his cheeses

Everything in the shop can also be ordered delivery: cheeses, meats, pasta, preserves, flour, truffles and wine, but also ready-made dishes such as veal with tuna sauce and seasonal vegetable soups. Just contact them directly to find out what is available. They have prepared kits, but you can also draw on the long list of gastronomic wonders, including the wine shop. To order your shopping at home just call the shop at 06.68192210. Wonderful gift baskets are on the way for Christmas.


Zolle is a sustainable agriculture project that involved a group of 80 farmers and breeders from the Roman countryside, selected by a group of young entrepreneurs who have taught them. The Zolle are boxes full of products at zero km or a little more, which include vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese and meat. The goal is to support a local food market, bring healthy products and do it in a green way (with Zolle's bikes).

Fortunato Farm

Meat, meats, cheeses, vegetables: practically all the best of a complete and organic farm, based a stone's throw from Rome, in the Marcigliana, which delivers directly to your home. Due to the large number of customers it takes a few days to process orders, but deliveries are always precise.

Le Carré Français

For those who want to indulge in a French whim, Le Carré Français comes to the rescue with baguettes and foie gras, cheeses from beyond the Alps and champagne. There is also no shortage of wonderful desserts from the pastry shop and you can order everything on the shop's online shop. For those in a hurry, you can also order through the Deliveroo platform, where you can also find the restaurant's dishes.


Ercoli's pantry is on Cosaporto, with a selection of products from the counter, ranging from cheeses to cured meats, through to sea preserves and wines. Whether you go to the shop in Prati or in the one in Parioli, the feeling is always that breaking into that counter is a gourmet's forbidden dream. There are also ready-made kits, perfect perhaps for making a gift.


One of the most famous delis in the city has its own e-commerce site, from which you can order all over Italy and also deliver it to your home (free of charge if you don't go too far from Testaccio, where it is based). The best of national and international production of over-the-counter products such as meats and cheeses, the pantry and wines available for orders.

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