A “swoon-worthy” illustrated tour of Italian desserts and treats, from the James Beard Award–nominated author of Opera Lover’s Cookbook (Publishers Weekly).
Join food historian Francine Segan on a lavishly illustrated tour of Italy, with more than one hundred recipes for cookies, cakes, pastries, puddings, frozen confections, and more.
Drawing from all regions of Italy, Dolci collects recipes from grandmas in remote villages as well as hip young bloggers, world-renowned pastry chefs, and small local cafés. Classics like Cannoli and Zuppa Inglese are featured alongside unique regional favorites like Sweet Rosemary and Chocolate Eggplant. Embellished with bits of history and Italian food lore, this cookbook offers new innovations like an “updated” Tiramisù that doesn’t use raw eggs, unexpected frozen delights like Spumone with Homemade Hazelnut Brittle, an award-winning Parmesan Panna Cotta with Pears, and many other irresistible Italian treats.
Rounded out by a chapter on after-dinner drinks, this delectably comprehensive guide offers “a canon of authentic recipes collected from the people who really use them” (The Wall Street Journal).