07.07.2011 05.Tammus, 5771
Be Merry / Cool down with summer sorbet
Originally made from the snows of Sicily's Mount Etna, a good sorbet is the perfect light dessert to end a summer meal.
The last emperor in Julius Caesar's dynasty, the cruel Nero, was known for his flamboyant lifestyle and his inability to delay gratification. Among his whims, his runners had to fetch snow from the Alps to prepare sorbet. His cooks toiled and seasoned it for him with pureed summer fruit and simple syrup, so he could eat his sorbet on Rome's hot summer days.
Sorbetto – "something frozen" – originated in Sicily, where the locals, influenced by their Arab neighbors, concocted this remarkably refreshing delicacy from the snows of Mount Etna….