Piel de Sapo Melon sorbet

25/09/2012 at 09:38

Tempted to try some Toad-skin melon? You should be – because this is probably the best melon sorbet that I have ever had! Melons belong to the same plant family as cucumbers (Cucurbitaceae). And while this recipe will work with any melon,  I chose a Piel de Sapo – which made for a phenomenally nice sorbet! We have many names for the things we love, and the Piel de […]

Glace Plombières – A French classic

13/09/2012 at 12:00

Few ice creams have made it into the world literature. And fewer still can trace their origins back to a dinner with Emperor Napoleon. Say ‘hello’ to a true French ice cream classic: Glace Plombières. “Plombière” might sound like a fancy French word, but is actually what you would call a female plumber (in French). But there are other meanings too, and the ice cream […]

On Brain freeze, or Ice cream headache

05/09/2012 at 23:26

Keep your head cool, they say. But no-one likes brain freeze – the nasty sensation so strongly associated with ice cream that it also is known as  ‘Ice cream headache’. But what is it, and what could be done about it? Read on!   Brain freeze, or ice cream headache, well-known to most lovers of ice cream, is a brief, but very unpleasant cranial pain that […]