I have to move on from all my posts about Puglia, even if I have another hundred or photos to share with you. We still have Sicily, Paris, Endinburgh and all the things I’ve been doing since I got back!
I also got another surprise as I’m a joint winner in August’s Does My Blog Look Good in This? (DMBLGiT) for Best Aesthetics for the Marocchino photo in How to Order an Italian Coffee in Italy, sharing the honor with Sigrid from Cavoletto di Bruxelles. Yay! Thanks, judges!
On a related note, I strongly encourage everyone to publish full RSS feeds as much as possible. Not only is it offering a better service to your readers, but Technorati and Google don’t index the full post’s content if it’s not displayed in your feed and/or site. What does this mean? Others may never know you’re linking to them, and as this Technorati FAQ explains, the link doesn’t show up in Blog Reactions or in Search. Unless people religiously scour their statistics (for referrering URLs), they may never know that you linked to them unless you tell them! We all want to share the love and know about it! More reading on Full RSS feeds vs. partials from ProBlogger.
My morning routine has been rather confusing the last few weeks. From my favorite Marocchino alone, to adding Nutella-filled hot cornetti (Italian croissants), back to a sparse coffee on repeatedly late mornings, to eggs, English sausage and toast, to French pain au chocolat and crepes and omelettes, and back to my Marocchino. My stomach was enjoying all the skipping around and the varied fare and the meals that lasted after midnight. It’s understandable that it’s confused and now fights with me when I tell it we’re going back to a lone coffee in the mornings.
But this morning, this particular morning, my stomach wants this: A fresh brioche stuffed to the gills with Sicilian gelato. If I were an LOLcat, it would say “DO WANT!!!” on this photo.
There’s something about eating gelato in a brioche that is much more satisfying than the normal cones. This was my favorite meal replacement this summer. And since many bars (that serve coffee in the morning) also have gelato, I could grab a brioche with my espresso instead of the usual cornetto.
This particular brioche is from a bar in Alcamo, Sicily, and is filled with creamy pistacchio gelato (made with Sicilian pistacchios like the ones I sent David Lebovitz) and a chocolaty hazelnut gianduja flavor. Perfection. And writing this post is not helping my brain win the war with my stomach. We’ll have to see which wins at the bar this morning.
This one’s going in the Tour del Gelato (if you have a new stop on the Tour del Gelato, let me know)! They had a small assortment of flavors, but they were excellent. We also sampled a cannolo that was quite good.
Bar 900 – Pasticceria – Gelateria – Tavola Calda
Corso VI Aprile, 105 – Alcamo (Sicily)