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The Bible of Homemade Italian Liqueurs ...and the finest pastries to serve with them [Kindle Edition]

Carlotta Melzi d'Este
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Imagine a lazy afternoon on Lake Como, enjoying the fragrance of an Orange Rosolio and the delicacy of a Gueffus pastry.

Or a warm night in Rome, tasting a Prickly Pear Ratafià served with a Ricotta and Tangerine pudding…

The Bible of Homemade Italian Liqueurs is the complete guide to the ancient art of liqueur making; more than 90 recipes from the well known Limoncello and Alchermes, to the surprising Dried Figs Ratafià, the Mushroom Liqueur and Red Poppy Rosolio.

Italian tradition offers you an amazing variety of liqueurs made with flowers, fruit and vegetables; but it also includes plenty of recipes of flavored wines, such as the famous Barolo Chinato or the Hawthorn Wine.

Italian families traditionally offer something to taste with their homemade liqueurs; so there is a pastry recipe matching every liqueur recipe.

You can offer a Lumicedda with a Violet Rosolio or a Melon Granita made with Melon Cream Liqueur.

Italian liqueurs are also used to prepare cocktails; every section offers you hints and recipes about known or original cocktails.

There are also historical notes and funny stories about the origin of the liqueurs.

To complete the book there is an appendix explaining the origins of the different kind of alcoholic infusions and also the procedures and the best ingredients and equipment to use to prepare your liqueurs.

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About the Author

Carlotta Melzi d’Este worked in several cocktail bars and pastry shops around Lake Como before embarking on a writing career. She is a collector of antique family cookbooks.

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  • Print Length: 196 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars could be better 12 Nov. 2013
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some of the liqueurs are amazing but some of them are not made in the perfect manner,they need more balance.but i would buy this book anytime
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GEM ! FANTASTIC BOOK 31 Oct. 2013
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This really is the BOOK if you hold any interest in making delicious homemade liquers. As well as some inventive, authentic desserts pairings. I can't say enough about this book. I purchased lovely liquer bottles on Amazon, and got started. Success !!! Great as a hostess gift, for for someone who is Italian, or an Italianophile. Homemade gifts to share will make you legendary, and it is really easy. If I can do this, don't see why anyone couldn't. I particularly liked this version of Sweet Salami in comparison to others I have seen. Salute !
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By Stephen A. Stomps - Published on
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I have made various liquors over the years and they are great fun. This wonderful book give easy methods which start with vodka to which herbs, spices fruits and sugar are added and then stored until the beautiful infusions arrest your senses. Unfortunately Stregga and Cinar are not included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Need some polish. 5 July 2013
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Lots of interesting recipes. I like the companion food ideas. The origin and history paragraph brings the recipe to life compared to a just do-this-then-that recipe book.
Some of the instruction text is left and right justified making a difficult read.

Multiple alternatives might be better as their own recipies with full instructions.

I must try some, I bookmasked several. Next stop Everclear.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Altamente raccomandato! Highly recommended! Sehr zu empfehlen! 9 Jun. 2013
By Johann David Renner - Published on
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I love this book. Let me rephrase that: I love both the Italian pastry and homemade liqueur recipes in the book. There are recipes for Orange and Coffee Grappa, Orange and Coffee Pralines, Pistachio Liqueur, Honey Grappa, Strawberry Cream Liqueur, Castagnaccio - which I have never heard of before - and lots, lots more. Castagnaccio is a Tuscany Chestnut Cake, just in case you don't know either. Buon Appetito! There is Basil Ice Cream, sweet or salty. And imagine! Chocolate and Chilli Peppers Liqueur. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to explore this one.
Apart from the huge number of interesting recipes in this book, there are other aspects that impressed me. The recipes are well explained. You don't need to be a cook to make, let's say, typical Aosta Valley cookies. At the end of the book there are important chapters entitled Glossary, A Few Words About Ingredients, Procedures and Equipment.
This is a book which inspires me to try new things, to challenge myself with creative kitchen adventures, you could say. I love to do that. I love to surprise myself and my friends with new pastries and liqueurs. Altamente raccomandato!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I expected. 20 Sept. 2013
By Cissy P - Published on
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Maybe it's my fault. I'll admit - I know nothing about making liqueurs. That's why I bought this book. Most recipes are just a mix of pure grain alcohol and flavors. I also thought it would give me more of a history of Italian liqueurs and which were best. It didn't. I guess it's okay if you want to mix alcohol and flavoring to make liqueurs for gifts, but you can probably find those recipes on the web.
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