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Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily Hardcover – 8 Oct 2013

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (8 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607744023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607744023
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 6.6 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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I happened to discover Rosetta Costantino's "Southern Italian Desserts" while researching a trip to Southern Italy. Rosetta, a cooking instructor and author of My Calabria: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy's Undiscovered South, has collected 75 desserts from Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily. Sure, you'll find cannoli and gelato here, but there are many other regional gems to discover in each chapter; desserts can vary not only from region to region but from town to town.

Sicily offers so much more than cannoli; the divine biscotti Eureka (almond-and-blood-orange-marmalade-filled spirals), chocolate-hazelnut cake rolls, a gorgeous ricotta and pistachio mousse cake named for the 1958 novel Il Gattopardo, a baked ricotta tart, and several gelatos and puddings are all on display, including the elaborate watermelon pudding-filled tart on the book's cover. The illustrated primer on making the perfect cannoli (including shells) was very helpful as well; I've only worked with store-bought cannoli shells before, so having a detailed how-to was a lifesaver.

Campania's offerings are rich with cherries, pears, and some lovely semolina-enhanced cakes and pastries. One of the more unusual offerings here is the eggplant layered with sweetened ricotta and chocolate sauce. Calabria contributes luscious odes to figs and clever peach-shaped cakes filled with ricotta cream. I fell hard for the chocolate-dipped dried figs filled with almonds and candied orange peel; one of my favorite treats around the holidays are chocolate-dipped figs from Spain, so I loved having the option to make them myself at home.
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In the relatively short time I've owned this it's become one of my favourite cookbooks - it's astonishingly rich and I love the way the recipes are so specifically regional. You'll find recipes for biscuits here that are found only in one village, for instance, and they are gems, absolute gems. There are also recipes in this book for cakes, biscotti and other desserts that are found throughout the region, of course, and it is interesting to see the ingredients that are used in each - lots of pistachio desserts in the regions where pistachios grow best, for instance, as you'd expect.

This is the kind of book where you'll be impelled to work your way through every single recipe page by page - in fact, the only downside to it is the fact that purchasing this book will add kilos to your body mass, unless you're careful!

A sumptuous treat, five stars all the way. Don't miss it.
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This is an excellent book covering regional desserts and from the south of Italy they are some of the most delicious imaginable. The book is very well written by Rosetta Costantino and there is a sort of companion book written by her that is well worth getting.
Any one buying this will not be disappointed, it is probably the only book available dedicated to the desserts of the southern Italian regions.
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Bought for memories of our Spring 15 trip to Puglia (Lecce & Monopoli). Salivating already.
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Very well researched and with a truly authentic Italian voice (I am Italian and I cook for living). One of the best books on Italian Food I have read in a long time.
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Great book, fantastic recipes, brilliant present! I liked the amount of cultural and geographical detail added, the South of Italy is still a hidden gem.
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I absolutely love it! the recipes are original and easy to follow. Very happy with this purchase!
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