DePalma writes passionately about "dolce," revealing at one point her obsessive attempt to track down the best ricotta cheesecake. Most readers will share her attraction to the Italian dessert repertoire, which, though it lacks the richness and invention of, say, its French equivalent, appeals through simple good taste. Readers seeking a thorough introduction to Italian dessert making, presented in the context of its bounteous history and the authors devotion to her subject, can do no better than to explore Dolce Italiano. --Arthur Boehm
If you love all things Italian you need this book.
I love how these recipes, in addition to the purely traditional ones, take traditional Italian flavors and ingredients and give them a great innovative spin.
What's fabulous about Dolce Italiano is that it makes these interesting, luscious desserts completely approachable and workable for the average home cook.
Results are terrific. Have enjoyed everything that we have tried. Unusual recipes which are easy to prepare. Pictures are quite attractive as well.Published 8 months ago by Bridgeexpert
My problem with this book is that I just don't believe the recipes were tested enough - or, these are not her actual recipes from Babbo. Read morePublished 9 months ago by murphyslaw
I stumbled across Gina's recipe for pastiera (an Italian Easter dessert pie made with ricotta, orange peel and grain) some years ago online. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
My #1 grandson wants to be a chef...not an ordinary chef, but a sweet table chef. Butter and sugar required!Published 21 months ago by Joyce Stacy Proce
This is the 2nd copy of this wonderful book I purchased(the 1st one I gave away because I liked it so much and had a great baker in mind, and it was greatly , deeply, appreciated). Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Jemma C. Gabriel
I am so glad to have found this wonderful treasure! Studying it has become my new hobby. Along with her own entertaining memories & comments, the author has chosen delicious... Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by AnnaS
If you love Italian desserts, you will love Dolce Italiano. Lots of great desserts reminiscent of the Italian kitchens of my youth plus a treasure trove of desserts waiting to be... Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Jessie Vosti
what can I say I'm Italian and was so happy to find this little gem..it has old favorites my mom still makes and new ones I want to make my own!Published on February 11, 2010 by Ernelda D. Diogo
Great book...I now make a few of these desserts weekly at my lil cafe...the pinenut & honey tart WOW!! Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake YUMMY! Read morePublished on September 14, 2008 by katinla