Dolci by Francine Segan
Italy's Sweets

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Join Francine Segan on a virtual tour of Italy with more than 125 recipes for cookies, cakes, pastries, frozen confections, and more. Favorites such as Cannoli and Zuppa Inglese are featured along with unusual regional specialties such as Licorice Granita and Chocolate Eggplant. In addition to beloved classics and traditional holiday fare, readers will find contemporary sweets enjoyed by Italians today--including a light and luscious “updated” Tiramis--that does not use raw eggs. Segan brings each recipe to life, introducing the countless cooks from whom she learned them: Italian grandmothers and young foodies, pastry chefs and bakery owners, food writers and internationally renowned sweets manufacturers. A chapter on after-dinner drinks rounds out this ultimate, comprehensive guide.

About Francine Segan

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Francine Segan is a food historian and the author of four cookbooks, including The Opera Lover's Cookbook, a James Beard and IACP award finalist. She is Food and Home editor for Segan lives in New York City.
Published October 21, 2011 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 208 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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In this beautifully designed cookbook, veteran cookbook author Segan presents more than 100 recipes for Italian desserts broken down by “Cakes and Sweet Breads,” “Pies,” “Freezer Desserts,” “Spoon Sweets,” as well as chapters on “Holiday Traditions” and “Dessert Basics,” c...

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Francine Segan, author of Dolci: Italy's Sweets, discovered the unusual treat while traveling in Tuscany.

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In the following chapter, “Weird and Wonderful, Unique and Unusual Desserts,” Segan highlights such inventive and toothsome gems as sweet chickpea baked ravioli, chocolate eggplant and pasta cake.

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