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Southern Italian Desserts: The Great Undiscovered Recipes of Sicily, Campania, Puglia, and Beyond

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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 acclaimedMy Calabria, Rosetta Costantino collects 75 favorite desserts from her Southern Italian homeland, including th
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Ten Speed Press
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
I received a review copy of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This cookbook is very specific, focusing solely on the desserts of Southern Italy. No breads, no main dishes, no cheeses, just desserts. As a baker, I thought this was a wonderful concept for a cookbook. What usually happens is that I will go looking for Italian desserts and I'll come across gelato, ricotta cheesecake, and those fried honey balls that are from several Meditteranean cultures. The specificity
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Michelle
Apr 13, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily by Rosetta Costantino with Jennie Schacht is, quite simply, a delicious book that belongs on the shelf of any Italophile and/or foodie.

Rosetta is a native of Calabria, and you can’t do better than learning how to make southern Italian desserts from the recipes she has compiled, many of which are downright impossible to find recorded, especially in English.

Recipes include traditiona
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Mara
Oct 03, 2013 Mara rated it it was amazing
Bakers aficionados: please stand up. Here's the book you have been waiting for: a delicious discovery that will make you shine among your friends.

I can easily explain the reasons why. This cookbook showcases recipes that are difficult to find. And I know damn well, as I've been looking for them for a long time, as they are mine own :)

When one thinks about an Italian restaurant or an Italian recipe one likes, many forget an important point: an "Italian" cookbook doesn't really exist. What there i
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DelAnne Frazee
Oct 23, 2013 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing
Title: Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
Author: Rosetta Costantino, Jennie Schacht
Publisher: Random House LLC
Published: 10-8-2013
ISBN-10: 1607744023
ISBN-13: 978-1607744023
E-Book ASIN: B00CCPIL70
Pages: 224
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
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Laura Harrison
Aug 30, 2014 Laura Harrison rated it it was amazing
It isn't often you find a regional Italian cookbook. Even rarer to find one this good. I highly recommend it.
Naomi
Oct 09, 2013 Naomi rated it really liked it
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My opinion: Laden with beautiful pictures and tasty recipes, this was a beautiful cookbook. Although the recipes come from the south of Italy, I didn't see any ingredients that would be difficult to find in the US. One criticism that I would say, Although the pictures were gorgeous and step by step instructions were given, I would have liked to have seen pictures of the preparation since the recipes were definitely more advanced.
Teresa
Aug 07, 2013 Teresa rated it really liked it
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Full of the delicious Italian pastries I've oogled in bakeries with multiple steps of preparation. Some of the recipes are really unexpected such as the eggplant layered dessert with sweetened ricotta filling and chocolate sauce but there are the classics like cannoli as well. The text is informative and the narrow geographical scope makes it a strong book. The photographs of food are interspersed with some architectural centerfolds so there's a sense of the local in this southern italian book.
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Born and raised in Verbicaro, Calabria, Rosetta Costantino teaches cooking classes and lives in Oakland, California.
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