This title is listed in the Food & Drink category.
Pidapipo is a celebration of authentic gelato alongside classic Italian and contemporary creative desserts, cakes and drinks. Reflecting the ethos of the part kitchen, part retail store and its owner, the recipes (60-plus) are dictated by the seasons - not a new concept for food books, but certainly uncommon in the world of gelato. Spring incudes: lemon sorbetto, banana milk gelato, fior di latte gelato, caramelised banana split, golden gay time popsicle. In summer, it’s: raspberry and rose bombe alaska, elderflower and lychee gelato, mojito sorbetto, avocado and lime sorbetto, passionfruit sundae. Autumn: Bacio bomb alaska, pear sorbetto, choc top, salted caramel pie, nutella frappe, apple crumble gelato. Winter: pistachio gelato, pumpkin pie, tiramisu layer cake, hazelnut gelato, double roasted chocolate gelato with salted chocolate ganache. Alongside the recipes, the author channels some of her family’s rich food heritage in Melbourne (she and her brother are third generation entrepreneurs in Melbourne’s food scene). The package channels an Australian-Italian design aesthetic and features illustrations by renowned French illustrator Jean Jullien. Pidapipo started as a game between Lisa and her nonno. A bond between them extended from following finger movements (an Italian take of Simon says) in the air to worldly lessons and traditions passed down. A passion for Italian culture, food and a sweet tooth remained.