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Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily

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An authentic guide to the festive, mouthwatering sweets of Southern Italy, including regional specialties that are virtually unknown in this country as well as variations on more popular desserts such as cannoli, biscotti, and gelato. 

As a follow-up to her acclaimed My Calabria, Rosetta Costantino collects 75 favorite desserts from her Southern Italian homeland, including the regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, and Sicily. These areas have a history of rich traditions and tasty, beautiful desserts, many of them tied to holidays and festivals. For example, in the Cosenza region of Calabria, Christmas means plates piled with grispelle (warm fritters drizzled with local honey) and pitta 'mpigliata (pastries filled with walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon). For the feast of Carnevale, Southern Italians celebrate with bugie("liars")--sweet fried dough dusted in powdered sugar, meant to tattle on those who sneak off with them by leaving a wispy trail of sugar. With fail-proof recipes and information on the desserts' cultural origins and context, Costantino illuminates the previously unexplored confectionary traditions of this enchanting region.

About the Author

Author and cooking instructor ROSETTA COSTANTINO was born and raised in Verbicaro, a small wine-producing hill town in Calabria, at the southern tip of Italy. She is the author (with Janet Fletcher) of My Calabria: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy's Undiscovered South (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010) which was nominated for an IACP award in 2011.

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Acknowledgments 

An Introduction to Southern Italian Desserts  

A Southern Italian Dessert Pantry  

1 Sicilia

2 Campania

3 Calabria

4 Puglia and Basilicata

5 Master Recipes

 

Sources 

Bibliography  

Conversion Charts  

Index  

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607744023
Subtitle:
Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
Author:
Costantino, Rosetta
Author:
Schacht, Jennie
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Desserts
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Desserts
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 FULL-COLOR PHOTOS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.06 x 7.84 x 0.96 in 1.98 lb

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Baking » Pies and Pastries
Cooking and Food » Desserts and Candy » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Italian

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