Congratulations! You finally made it to Friday! The day we've all been waiting for.. am I right? I don't know about you, but I'm so excited for the weekend because...
1. It's my 5 Year Anniversary with my man-friend and;
2. I'm promoting my first special discount to all my AWESOME followers.
I hope you have a sweet tooth because you're in for a delightful treat. This past Wednesday, Coppa Gelato in Westerville had it's GRAND OPENING and I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Linda Davis, Founder and Owner of Coppa Gelato LLC, on her exciting experience of opening her first Gelateria.
She's a former Realtor turned Gelato Master, how cool is that? Can I please be this woman? Her smile is infectious, her personality lights up a room, and her gelato is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
So how did Linda get started?
"...Well, baking actually runs in my family, but I went to Italy and studied under Maria Coassin from Maniago, Fruilli, Italy and was also taught by world famous gelato master, Stefano Tarquino from Bologna Italy," stated Linda.
Linda wanted the full experience of making gelato and not just creating a recipe for it. She then attended school at Penn State University which is known to have the largest educational program in the world of culinary arts. All famous industry leaders travel to this school from around the world to learn the secrets of ice-cream making! It almost sounds like a secret society.
To name a few students who attended, you may know:
Jeni's Splendid Ice-Creams, Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Nestle, Haagen-Daaz, Hershey, Dairy Queen, Dreyer's, and many more.
Columbus Living: So Linda, what's your favorite flavor?
Linda: Ohhhh! That's easy -- the pistachio for sure. The nuts are imported from Sicily, Italy and it's absolutely delicious. It's true Italian Pistachio. Have you had some? (laughing about it)
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!