You don’t even need an oven to host this party.
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I thought we’d escaped New York’s perennial summer heat and humidity this year, but the last few days have found me savoring my air conditioned subway rides. But while the summer brings us those sticky temperatures, it also brings us fresh, ripe tomatoes and plenty of other produce that can be enjoyed raw - and that means no stove or oven heating up the whole apartment. —HG
Spaghettieis is a German icecream made to look like a plate of spaghetti. It was created by Dario Fontanella in the late 1960s in Mannheim. In the dish, vanilla ice cream is extruded through a modified Spätzle press or potato ricer, giving it the appearance of spaghetti. It is then placed over whipped cream and topped with strawberry sauce (to simulate tomato sauce) and either coconut flakes, grated almonds, or white chocolate shavings to represent the parmesan cheese. Although it is not well known outside the German-speaking world, it can be found at some gelaterias and specialty ice cream parlors, at events, and at some hotels and restaurants around the world. In Germany, most Eiscafes (ice cream palors) are run by Italian immigrants and this has a long history now - so while many other countries are just catching up on “gelato”, we’ve eaten it for generations. :) So if you’re in Germany, find an Eiscafe - they’re everywhere - and try some of the specialty flavors. It’s really, really good icecream.