|Facts about Briosche - gelato with croissant||| Print ||
|Written by Antonio Violante|
|Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:27|
One of my favorite shows on TV is Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel, hosted by Andrew Zimmern. On tonight's episode, they were in Sicily talking about the Italian Brioche (or Brioscia). Basically it is gelato (similar to American ice cream) that is placed between a French croissant. You can think of this as an Italian ice cream sandwich. This is a great way to cool off from the summer heat that is prevalent in Italy, especially in the southern regions like Campania, Calabria and Sicilia.
The reason they put it between the croissant is when the gelato starts melting from the heat, it'll be absorbed by the croissant.
He also mentioned the only other place in the world where they have this custom is in the Philippines.
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