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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings - Misleading title, October 12, 2012
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This review is from: Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli (Paperback)
There are some errors like past sfolgia instead of pasta sfoglia, I didn't know that cheesecake is an Italian cake (and it is not), so aren't the éclairs (they're French) or Calvados or crème de cassis or crumble. I've bought this book because of the Italian desserts so what I wanted is nothing more than that, I'm giving it 3 stars just because the recipes are quite good, but the title is misleading. I don't use corn syrup and liquid glucose so for me her use of them in some recipes, as in the choco glaze which can be done without them, isn't a plus at all.
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Initial post: Oct 22, 2013 1:56:43 PM PDT
Shari Lynne says:
Italian cheesecake and NY cheesecake are different,but there are still authentic versions of both. Éclairs also have an Italian version, which you would know if you did your research. All it takes is google these days! Europe was conquered and re-conquered by the Romans and other cultures. Why wouldn't there be some cross-over anyway? The Romans were a superpower for quite some time, about 500 years!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2013 3:21:00 AM PDT
Laura says:
Cheesecake is not an Italian cake, also éclairs are French, not Italian, if there's an Italian version of them don't call them with their french name in an Italian dessert book.
As for your harsh, quite disrespectful google comment, I'm Italian so I don't have to do my research, my dear!

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 6:11:21 PM PST
Linda F. says:
Laura - thank you, thank you for the tip about the author's use of corn syrup and liquid glucose (two very questionable ingredients). I'm sure many of the recipes are great, but just knowing that she would use these two ingredients in any of her recipes made me decide not to buy the book.
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