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Description - Southern Italian Desserts by Rosetta Costantino

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781607744023
ISBN-10: 1607744023
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 201mm x 28mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Ten Speed Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rosetta Costantino

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.

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