Thursday, October 11, 2012
First gelato culture museum: Carpigiani Gelato Museum sets world record
Anzola dell'Emilia, Italy -- The Carpigiani Gelato Museum, built by gelato machine maker Carpigiani Group in the small northern town of Anzola dell'Emilia, near Bologna,
tracks the history of gelato from the early snow-wells of antiquity, to the ice and salt sherbets developed by the Chinese through to the new technologies of the 1900s, setting the world record for the World's First Gelato Culture Museum according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's first gelato museum is located 7km from Bologna at the headquarters of famed Bologna ice-cream manufacturer, Carpigiani. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the longest ice cream dessert was a sundae measuring 46.99 m (154 ft 2 in) which was prepared by Turner Community Library and Turner Recreation Commission (both USA), at Turner Community Library, in Wyandotte, Kansas, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest chain of people licking ice cream, achieved by 2,728 participants at an event organised by Morielli's of Portstewart Ltd. (UK) in Portstewart, Northern Ireland, UK.
"Gelato was a symbol of power, used at courts to enhance the prestige of noble families. Ice and salt were key ingredients and were expensive and so only aristocrats could afford it," ice-cream expert Luciana Polliotti said.
Polliotti is historical curator at the Carpigiani Gelato Museum, a shiny more than 1,000 square metre space built at a cost of 1.5 million euros to showcase the history of a product that has become a Made in Italy success story the world over.
The World's First Gelato Culture Museum, built by gelato machine maker Carpigiani Group, tracks the history of gelato from the early snow-wells of antiquity, to the ice and salt sherbets developed by the Chinese through to the new technologies of the 1900s.
Exhibits include the world's first-written recipe for the "shrb", Arabic for sugar syrup, the 'De Sorbetti' treatise on the curative powers of gelato, written by Neapolitan physician Filippo Baldini, and 20 vintage gelato-making machines including the first automatic "Cattabriga" machine introduced in 1931.
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