In this episode, we meet chef Jöne Pan of Jöne's Gelato, a gourmet Paleo and diabetic friendly gelato — it’s gluten free, cane-sugar-free, dairy free, and top-eight-allergen free. Despite this unusual formula for a traditional dessert, Jöne’s Gelato has developed a strong following of customers who love her product, even if they aren’t particularly worried about avoiding dairy or sugar. The product comes in vanilla bean, strawberry, masala chai, dark chocolate, and roasted banana flavors.
Chef Jöne didn’t set out to become a chef from a young age. She studied computer science and was working in corporate finance when she realized she just wasn’t happy - she had a “quarter life crisis,” as she calls it - and, inspired by the culinary talents of her mother, packed her bags and moved to France to become a chef.
After developing chronic, debilitating health problems while working in kitchens, chef Jöne tried cutting out inflammatory food from her diet and saw remarkable improvements to her health. She began playing around with dairy-free and sugar-free ice cream recipes for herself and quickly found a following among a growing community of people with similar nutritional needs. And so, Jöne's Gelato was born.
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