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Idealog's Most Creative: ice cream connoisseur Giapo talks creativity

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Idealog's Most Creative: ice cream connoisseur Giapo talks creativity

Auckland-based ice cream chef Giapo Grazioli won the People's Choice award for the hospitality category in Idealog's Most Creative People, and for good reason. He has spent the last few years pushing the concept of what could be understood as an ice cream as far as possible, incorporating 3D printing into his creations (chocolate colossal squid, anyone?), taking away the ability for customers to see the flavours before they order, commissioning research on whether spores can be created in chocolate and collaborating with AUT to explore the relationship between music and ice cream. In a Q&A, Giapo discusses creativity, finding inspiration and resilience.