This is a special Italian dessert that literally means "cooked milk." I heard the name somewhere and looked it up. All that was left to happen was for my curiosity to induce me to make it myself--which didn't take long! It is best served with berries, or a light fruit/liqour sauce. Any assortment of fresh, seasonal fruit may be served with panna cotta, but berries are especially nice. To use other ripe, soft fruits, such as cherries, peaches or apricots, just remove the stones and peels as necessary and cut them into thin slices or bite-size pieces.