Bitter Almonds by Maria Grammatico
Recollections and Recipes from a Sicilian Girlhood

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



Memoirs of a Sicilian woman's childhood--spent in a harsh convent where she learned to make incredible pastries--are combined with recipes, written down for the first time, for such delectable treats as biscotti, tarts, cakes, marzipan confections. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

About Maria Grammatico

See more books from this Author
Mary Taylor Simeti, an American writer who has kived in Silcily for almost forty years, is the author of "On Perephone's Island," "Pomp and Sustenanc"e, and "Bitter Almonds,"
Published October 1, 1994 by William Morrow & Co. 8 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Bitter Almonds

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

She learned how to paint them and how to make pastries and preserves, skills that later helped her earn her way in the world, but she remains angry about the conditions she and the other children endured.

| Read Full Review of Bitter Almonds: Recollection...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

As researched by Mary Taylor Simeti, author of several books on Sicily, the reminiscences of hardships endured during Grammatico's girlhood, spent as an orphan in a Sicilian cloister, give poignancy to the uncomplicated, sweet pastries that make up her life's work now.

| Read Full Review of Bitter Almonds: Recollection...

Reader Rating for Bitter Almonds

An aggregated and normalized score based on 13 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review