Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (August 21, 2001)
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there is not anything refined approximately Sicily.From the towering cake referred to as the Triumph of Gluttony to the pert cherry-topped pastries known as Virgin's Breasts to puckery, palate-tingling ices made of the island's luscious lemons and tangerines, Sicily is understood for its audacious -- and scrumptious -- truffles. Pastry chef and nutrition stylist Victoria Granof has traveled all through Sicily studying candy secrets and techniques and native lore from the island's pastry cooks and residential bakers, and the result's candy Sicily, a lushly photographed exploration of genuine Sicilian pastry-making.For greater than thousand years, Sicily has been coveted for its fertile land and specified place within the Mediterranean. The Greeks, Romans, Normans, Austrians, French, Bourbons, and Saracens have all landed on its seashores, and in flip left their imprints on its foodstuff. Granof's magical travel takes us to Modica, the place Franco and Pierpaolo Ruta of the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto create chocolate pastries utilizing a five-hundred-year-old recipe that originated with the island's Bourbon conquerors, and to the Baroque city of Noto, the place grasp pastry chef Corrado makes use of jasmine blossoms planted through Saracens greater than one thousand years in the past to style his jasmine gelato. Granof is going on a quest to discover the main real materials and recipes, together with delectable selfmade ricotta made up of the milk of sheep that graze on aromatic herbs and pistachios that develop within the shadow of Mount Etna, the island's nonetheless energetic volcano.In Sicily, each vacation and pageant has its right candy accompaniment: marzipan lambs at Easter, honeyed pastry fritters at Christmas, crunchy, clove-scented cookies referred to as "bones of the lifeless" for All Soul's Day. Granof explores those customs and gala's, collecting heirloom recipes, besides neighborhood anecdotes and suggestion. as well as chocolates which are already wide-spread to american citizens, akin to cannoli, cassata, and lemon ice, she introduces us to dozens of delectable pastries, confections, and cookies which are destined to turn into favorites as well.With a consultant to fairs and pastry outlets in the course of the island, and approximately 100 recipes formulated to be used in American kitchens, candy Sicily is an unforgettable exploration of the truffles of the world's such a lot beguiling island.