Hi.

Welcome to my site. Here you will find exciting mashups of my very own recipes for the everyday home cook. I draw influences from my days working as an Executive Chef at my own Chinese restaurant in Downtown San Francisco, as well as inspiration from various cuisines I experience from all my travels. 

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Chef Kathy Fang
Best Gelato In Florence: Gelateria Perche No!

Best Gelato In Florence: Gelateria Perche No!

My beautiful masterpiece: half Stracciatella (vanilla with uneven chocolate shavings and half Limone sorbetto

My beautiful masterpiece: half Stracciatella (vanilla with uneven chocolate shavings and half Limone sorbetto

Florence is covered by Gelaterias everywhere. No matter where you go, you will find a shop that sells Gelato which then brings up several questions. Which one is the best? Are they all the same? Which flavors should I get? Classic traditional Italian flavors or unique modern combinations? After trying several on my trip to Italy this past summer I found the Gelato at Gelateria Perche No! in Florence to be my favorite. It's got the best smooth, milky and heavenly texture to it which is exactly how Gelato should be. Be wary of ones that are extremely creamy as those tend to favor towards the end of ice cream. And so what's the difference? In plain simple terms: Gelato has less air whipped into it and uses a little less butter fat than ice cream. This creates a slightly lighter but very smooth and milky consistency that allows for the flavor of the gelato to shine. I never feel super heavy after eating a proper gelato. Ice cream on the other hand tastes heavier due to the extra butter fat in it. It's thicker and feels heavier even by mouth feel. My vote has always been Gelato>Ice Cream for that reason and Perche No! encapsulates what the ideal gelato consistency and flavor should be like. Exactly how I remember it when I use to visit Italy every summer back in my college days. 6 years of eating Gelato in Italy has permeated my brain with what represents the best version of this iconic dessert. And Stracciatella is my go to flavor for a sweet quick treat. Limone Sorbetto is always a welcome after a big dinner to help digest:)

Here with my bestie during her bachelorette in Florence, holding up our prized possessions: GELATO from Perche No! Molto Buono!

Here with my bestie during her bachelorette in Florence, holding up our prized possessions: GELATO from Perche No! Molto Buono!

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