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Toscanini's Ice Cream
899 MAIN ST
"Known for our many unique and tantalizing flavors, Toscanini's attracts ice cream aficionados from far and wide, and was deemed ' the world's best ice cream' by the New York Times . A Cambridge favorite since 1981, we take our frozen confections, teas an
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"I like to eat yogurt, although ...
"I like to eat yogurt, although I think all the frozen yogurt shops are just awful," says Toscanini's owner Gus Rancatore.
"But I love frozen fruits in almost any forms: Mexican paletas, Hawaiian shaved ice, and the variety of frozen fruit products at place like People's Pops in New York City.
Fresh fruit pops and ices are probably my favorite "new thing" in the ice cream business.
That's high praise coming from Rancatore, who's widely considered an authority in all matters of artisanal ice cream.
For three years now, Rancatore and Toscanini's cake expert Jennifer Dunn have been making their own version of puréed fruit pops, albeit in push-up form.
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I owe this book to my friend Gus.
Gus Rancatore is the founder, owner, and operator of Toscanini's Ice Cream & Coffee, three stores in my hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, that produce what is in my biased opinion the best ice cream in the world.
is easy to spot.
Most hours of the day or night you can find him behind the counter of his
Main Street store, located across the street from a fire station and a couple of blocks from the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
the large, affable, slightly distracted fellow who's juggling three things as we speak, whether preparing an egg cream for a customer, checking the ingredients in the new batch of mango sorbet, or bantering with the supplier delivering coffee beans.
element of the store, Gus
is the center of the universe.
as comfortable talking politics with the local cops as he
is managing his
employees, many of whom are MIT students (some of them literally go on to become rocket scientists).
At Toscanini's Gus is the happy genius propelling the enterprise forward.
There's a spirit to the stores and the company that extends beyond Gus
, and this force has always fascinated me. Like every small business, Toscanini's has a heart and soul beyond its owner's individual personality.
And I've found over the years that Gus
has learned as much from Toscanini's as he
has put into the operation.
And it is this link that has led me to write this book.
I met Gus while I was a local reporter for the Cambridge Chronicle more than fifteen years ago.
Since then I have focused my work on the world of business, particularly small business.
To quote my friend Gus
, "Running a business is an existential process-you learn what you need to know only by doing it.
The science of the scoop: Wheat proteins for ice cream?
Even on its home turf, ice cream's identity is constantly in flux, helped along by innovators like Gus Rancatore, owner of Toscannini's Ice Cream, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Some of Rancatore's flavors were once unheard of, but nowadays, they make perfect sense.Rancatore kept Boston's changing demographics in mind when dreaming up flavors such as cardamom ice cream, which draws from Indian cuisine.The same goes for Guinness ice cream, which is reminiscent of some West Indian desserts, according to Rancatore.
Ultimately, no matter how much ice cream changes, thanks to technological advances in the ice cream factory or flavor experiments at the ice cream shop down the street, it's always recognizably itself.It doesn't take a Ph.D. to recognize the sign of a true classic.
###The American Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science.
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Gus Rancatore (owner, Toscanini's Ice Cream)
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The convenience of contactless payments will speed purchases and allow us to serve more customers, even those who previously might have skipped coming in because they did not have enough cash at the time," said Gus Rancatore, owner of Toscanini's.
"The revenue enhancing results of accepting credit and debit cards, including contactless versions, are complemented by Peppercoin's
promise of minimizing payment processing fees based on consumer purchase patterns and our company's specific payment policies," said Gus Rancatore