Crazy Gelato at Karstadt

IMG_2725Given the extreme heat NYC has been having these last few weeks and that greeted me as I got off the plane from very lovely cool Berlin and Brussels I thought some Gelato porn was in order.  This display was in the Karstadt department store in Berlin.  Karstadt is kind of like Macy’s only unlike Macy’s each one has a big grocery store (and wine/beer/liquor store) in the basement.  

What struck me about this particular display was the over the top presentation – of particular note is the “espresso” cup sitting in the “cappuccino” gelato…if you are going to put a coffee cup in your Cappuccino gelato shouldn’t it be a Cappuccino cup?   For some reason this struck me as funny.

So is it just me or is this like the most Disney presentation of Gelato you have ever seen?IMG_2724And don’t get me started with the plastic clown face in the Yogurt gelato – is there some connection between clowns and frozen yogurt that I don’t know about?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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