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Posted October 23, 2013
Title: Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Tradi
Title: Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
Author: Rosetta Costantino, Jennie Schacht
Publisher: Random House LLC
E-Book ASIN: B00CCPIL70
Genre: Food & Wine
Tags: Cooking, Regional
More than just a cookbook, Southern Italian Desserts takes you through a brief history of the deserts from the Italian region. The different equipment you will need are listed. Items you will want to keep in your pantry so that you will be prepared. Then we get to the part everyone is looking for - recipes. The authors have been kind enough to divide the the recipes into the various regions of Italy so that you can enjoy the subtle differences in taste and style from each area.
Each southern region begins with a brief description of the region and how the individual dishes developed. The recipes are in plain easy to follow directions and are at a skill level for those who are new to cooking to those who have years of experience as a professional chef. It you have a sweet tooth like I do then you will want this on your shelf because you will be hard pressed to find a more fine collections of sweet desserts and other Italian recipes. Don't miss a chance to enjoy these recipes from around Italy today.
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Posted January 24, 2014
Absolute must - esp if your family roots are in southern Italy!
Fantastic book on several levels.
Everyone always says the Italians don't eat desserts - just cheese and fruits. Not true from the south. Some of these are ones I kind of remember seeing when I was a kid. The pics are GREAT and the historical information is invaluable. Book is about perfect!!!
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