Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Manuali, have come out with their eighth cookbook, “Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian.”
Having had only a few snow cones in my life, I wasn’t sure what to expect at the Kona Ice truck with the giant cartoon penguin on the side. For $3, I was a little surprised to receive a cup of what looked like pure white winter snow. Then I found out about Kona’s DIY approach.
At a station within the truck was something like a soda fountain, with 10 flavors ranging from grape to watermelon. I opted for a classic mix -- cherry with blue raspberry. It proved to be refreshing on a hot summer day, standing up to the heat without becoming too watery.