La dolce vita: enjoy life's sweet pleasures with 170 recipes for biscotti, torte, crostate, gelati, and other Italian desserts

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W. Morrow, 1993 - Cooking - 272 pages
This divine cookbook includes 170 recipes for favorite Italian desserts--simple sweets served both at home and in trattorias and cafes throughout Italy. More than two dozen cookie recipes include almond-laced Biscotti di Prato, the classic sesame cookie Biscotti Regina, and lemony butter rings. Flaky tarts are filled with everything from fruit jams and Arborio rice to sweet berries and lemon and chocolate. Refreshing, delicate Italian ice are intensely flavored with mint, sparkling white wine and peaches, and raspberries. To round out this scrumptious collection, Michele Scicolone has included recipes for simple fruit and cheese desserts, dessert sauces, explanations of Italian dessert wines and after dinner digestivi--and, of course, how to brew a perfect cup of Italian coffee. This irresistible cookbook is sure to delight everyone, even those with the most discerning sweet tooth.

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Contents

Semifreddi Frozen Mousses
207
Digestives Dessert Wines and Liqueurs
241
Caffe Coffee
249
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Michele Scicolone is a food and travel writer and cooking teacher whose articles appear in the "Washington Post", "Los Angeles Times", "Wine Spectator", and many other publications. She is the author of "Savoring Italy, Pizza Any Way You Slice It!" (coauthored with her husband, Charles, an Italian wine expert), "A Fresh Taste of Italy", "La Dolce Vita", and "The Antipasto Table". She lives in New York City and visits Italy several times each year.

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