'Southern Italian Desserts' by Rosetta Costantino: Cookbook reviews

Nov 07, 2013 1250

In a nutshell: Visiting Southern Italy can change a person. There's the unforgettable landscape, the incredibly welcoming people, and the rustic cuisine that features remarkable desserts. The memory of these experiences and sensations linger long after returning home, and can inspire home cooks to try to recreate the flavors of tarts, ice creams and cookies. Calabrian-born Rosetta Costantino follows up her critically acclaimed "My Calabria" with this collection of enticing recipes for regional sweets that are very rarely seen in this country, along with her versions of popular desserts like cannoli, biscotti and gelato.

Many of the desserts are connected with holiday celebrations, and Costantino explains the connections and the symbolism of these desserts, while offering detailed step-by-step photos to show how they can be mastered at home.

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