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Gelato University
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Flavor 101
Said to date back to the time of the Egyptians, gelato continues a long Mediterranean tradition of flavored ice desserts. In the last half-century, Italians have designed machines that can produce tinier crystals of ice, which allow for less water and air — and more taste.

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