'Oh, that's dee-licious!', the customer next to me exclaimed. She was having a Mmmoment. It happens when you sample the ice cream, sorbet and gelato made by John and Ed Marshall of Frugii.
It all started about a decade ago with a copy of Larousse Gastronomique and a baby ice cream machine, Ed explained to me. John started playing around with different flavours. We made a few and took them to Canberra restaurants to seek feedback. Now there are hundreds of different flavours, ranging from basil ice cream to tzatziki sorbet.
Frugi/Frugii (Latin for fruits of the forest) handmade ice cream, gelato and sorbet can be purchased at IGA Supermarkets in Hughes, Ainslie and Narrabundah in Canberra. You will also find John and Ed at the Capital Region Farmer's Market and the Southside Farmer's Markets. There's also a 'freezer door' in the Canberra suburb of O'Malley. Mr Frugii started off 2012 by creating his first chocolate from scratch, with cocoa beans from the Dominion Republic; roasted, winnowed, conched, refined, and tempered to make beautiful miniature chocolate bars, and gelato! Frugii's new hit flavour Ice Cream is Salted Butter Caramel. Visit the web site if you would like to know more about Frugii.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.