A "Definitive" Italian Dessert Cookbook??

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by lobster, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. lobster

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    Greetings All -
    I have been away for too long (stuff happened, mostly good), and need help locating a 'definitive' Italian Dessert cookbook - if such an item exists? I have excellent Italian cookbooks, but their dessert sections are rather limited. I saw the Food Network special on Italian holiday cooking, and it motivated me to see what I could find. Any help would be very much appreciated - even if the text is not in English.
    Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
     
  2. m brown

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    "the italian baker"
    "dolce"
    let me know if you can find them, I can post publisher, author tomorrow.
    enjoy!:bounce:
     
  3. lobster

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    Thanks very much 'M'. I found "The Italian Baker", but no hits on simply "Dolce"? There are two English books titled "La Dolce Vita" however? Is the "Dolce" not in English?
    Cheers,
     
  4. jessiquina

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    i have nick malgieri's great italian desserts. i have gotten ideas form him, but havent used any recipes from this book yet.
     
  5. lobster

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    Thanks very much for the steer - I'll dig up a copy.
     
  6. bigbuns

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    I believe the book might actually be "Dolci" "The Fabulous Desserts of
    Italy" by Virginie and George Ebert. I highly recommend it, and there are quite a few copies out there. Don't go to Amazon....for some reason the only one they have is a used copy for $172.00! There are several used copies at www.alibris.com for $3.00.
     
  7. m brown

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    that'd be the one!
     
  8. lobster

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    Thanks very much for the clarification BigBuns/'M' - I'll track it down!