Italy has secured its place in the global diet with the likes of espresso, cappuccino, pasta and pizza.
The latest addition to the culinary lexicon is … gelato, the Italian version of ice cream.
And despite tough economic times, gelato-making is a booming business.
At Anzola dell’Emilia, a short drive from the Italian city of Bologna, people from all over the world are lining up for courses in gelato-making.
This is the headquarters of Carpigiani, the world’s biggest gelato machine. Next door are the Carpigiani Gelato University and Museum of Gelato Culture and Technology. [...]