Author(s): Nick Palumbo
Food & Wine
Since opening in Sydney in 2002 Gelato Messina has set the benchmark for gelato in Australia. Their aim is simple: to create the best ice cream, using only the freshest ingredients, and to make everything from scratch. Gelato Messina take their gelato seriously, and the results can be seen in the fabulous and crazy creations that are displayed in their shop windows every day, particularly their famous ice-cream cakes.
Gelato Messina: The Creative Department provides detailed instructions for creating Gelato Messina's most famous and elaborate gelato cakes--from Dr Evil's Magic Mushroom to Gelato Messina's very own take on the classic hamburger: The Royale with Cheese, made from chocolate gelati with passionfruit mustard, raspberry ketchup, white chocolate cheese, all served in a brioche bun. There is a whole chapter dedicated to weird and wonderful soft-serves and recipes for how to make your very own gelati monoportions--yes, it's fun to share, but it's even more fun to have a whole cake to yourself!
With a killer design and mind-bending photography, Gelato Messina: The Creative Department is the must-have coffee-table cookbook for 2015.
Not for the faint-hearted, and definitely for the young-at-heart, Gelato Messina: The Creative Department isn't just different, it's out of this world. Trust me, there're recipes in this book that you wouldn't dream existed. Prepare to be amazed!
"Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal." - Voltaire
"If you like to eat with your eyes. there's no doubting the eye-candy in this collation of "weird desserts" made at Messina" - Advertiser
"If you are a pastry chef in the making then this book is for you. For the rest of us, it is more suited as a coffee table book." - Courier Mail
"This sweet guide from the gelato kings is almost as mouth-watering as their lnstagram" - Elle Australia
Comparative Titles: Gelato Messina: The Recipes (2013; over 10K copies sold in Australia)