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Antimo-Caputo-strianese-tomatoes-gails.png Deluxe Starter Kit - Shipping Included SKU: #4196

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Deluxe Starter Kit with more Caputo 00 and Strianese cans of DOP Tomatoes than our basic kit. A good way to get all you need for your Pizza party! Our Sample Kit may be found HERE

This extended starter kit has Italian Flour and tomatoes, yeast, olive oil and tools!

PLUS! You save money when you buy these items as a package.

  • 6.6# Antimo Caputo "00" Flour
  • 3, 14 oz cans DOP San Marzano Tomaotes
  • 1#, Instant Yeast
  • 500ml Partana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Non Scratch Dough Cutter
  • 1 Pizza Cutter

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Antimo-Caputo-bianco-dinapoli-tomatoes-Frankie.png Frankie G's Sample Kit - FREE Shipping! SKU: #4197

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Gail says, "...people wanna try before they buy..." So, we have made a couple Starter Kits for you to try a sampling of different products. The Deluxe Starter Kit may be found HERE

This extended starter kit has Italian Flour and tomatoes, yeast, olive oil, Calabrian Peppers and tools!

PLUS! You save money when you buy these items as a package.

  • 2.2# Antimo Caputo "00" Flour
  • 1, 28 oz can Organic Whole Tomatoes
  • 1, 10.2 oz Calabrian Long Peppers
  • 1# Instant Yeast
  • 500ml Partana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Pizza Pastry Roller
  • 1 Economical Pizza Cutter

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Baking-Steel-Tony-Gemignani-BakingStone-Rectangle.png Baking Steel - Rectangle SKU: #5200

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The original, and still the BEST

Our heavy duty Baking Steel is made of recycled steel and is virtually indestructible. We have pre-seasoned the steel with an organic blend of oil so it arrives at your door ready to use. It comes standard at 16 inches X 14 inches, fitting most conventional home ovens, as well as barbecue grill surfaces. Our Baking Steel heats evenly and produces what I think is the best pizza ever made at home.

There is also an optional carrying case for the rectangle stone. Great for storing the steel when not in use, or transporting the steel to a another location.

  • Baking Steel is virtually indestructible
  • Made in the USA
  • Inspired by Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine
  • Pre-seasoned with our proprietary oil
  • 16" x 14" x 1/4" – 15 LBS
  • Flat and easy storage
  • For home ovens or home grills
  • Also great for rustic breads
  • Great as a stovetop griddle, induction plate and even as a cold plate after it’s been frozen
  • Custom Sizes available

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Baking-Steel-Tony-Gemignani-BakingStone-RectanglePackage.png Baking Steel - Steel & Case Package SKU: #5204

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The Original Baking Steel with custom padded carrying case

You can read the Baking Steel description HERE.

The carrying case is constructed with a reclaimed & re-purposed billboard. Colors and graphics on every sleeve are 100% unique, making yours truly one of a kind!

Closed cell foam padding, clam shell design that opens fully for easy load and removal of your Baking Steel.

UV treated bonded nylon stitching and water resistant.

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Pizza-Seasonal-Recipes-from-Romes-Legendary-Pizzarium.png Pizza- book by Gabriele Bonci SKU: #5107

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A fresh take on everyone’s favorite food, straight from the "Michelangelo of dough" (Vogue). Yeast, flour, and water—from such humble ingredients rises a food that is for many an object of devotion. Here is a cookbook that reveals the secrets of the crust straight from the source in Italy. Gabriele Bonci, known throughout his country as the King of Pizza, operates a small pizzeria in Rome, where for the past ten years he has developed his signature style: making use of stone-milled farro flours, relying on the seasons to determine his unconventional topping combinations (he comes up with more than 1,500 each year), and inventing new techniques for sandwich pizza and fried pizza. The more than eighty recipes here (adapted for the American kitchen) will have pizza geeks’ heads spinning: pizza with grilled peaches and chicory; potatoes, eggplant, and rosemary "ash"; asparagus, egg, and lemon; endive, olives, and anchovies. This is Roman-style pizza al taglio—rectangular with an airy, foccacia-like dough that can support an ample topping.

Bonci details his process for making dough, including his own sourdough starter. Whether for the expert or novice baker, this book revolutionizes the concept of pizza and introduces flavor combinations that can apply throughout the kitchen.

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AKM 6230 R Ankarsrum Original Red Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Red SKU: #5702

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The Ankarshrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a High Gloss finish in Red.

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2001AKM6230BMatteBlack_RightSide Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer Matte Black SKU: #5703

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a Matte finish in Black.

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AKM 6230 MW Ankarsrum Original Mineral White Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Mineral White SKU: #5704

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a Matte finish in Mineral White.

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AKM 6230 C Ankarsrum Original Crème Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Crème SKU: #5700

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The Ankarshrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a High Gloss finish in Creme.

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AKM 6230 LC Ankarsrum Original Light Crème Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Light Crème SKU: #5717

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The Ankarshrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a High Gloss finish in Creme.

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AKM 6230 O Ankarsrum Original Orange Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Orange SKU: #5701

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a High Gloss finish in Orange.

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AKM 6230 BC Ankarsrum Original Black Chrome Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Black Chrome SKU: #5709

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a High Gloss finish in Black Chrome.

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AKM 6230 RB Ankarsrum Original Royal Blue Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Royal Blue SKU: #5708

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The Ankarshrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a Matte finish in Royal Blue.

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Wood-Fired-Cooking-Mary-Karlin.png Wood-Fired Cooking - Book by Mary Karlin SKU: #5104

$19.90

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This contemporary collection of more than 100 recipes from chef-instructor Mary Karlin covers the range of wood-fired cooking options available to home cooks. From flame-licked Plank-Roasted Porterhouse or Grilled Naan to a hearth-baked Milanese Risotto, Leek, and Asparagus Tart or Warm Chocolate-Chipotle Cakes, Karlin's unassuming yet refined kitchen sensibility shines through in every dish. With a vast knowledge of terrific ingredients, the diverse flavor characteristics of hardwoods, and the best live-fire techniques and equipment now available, Karlin is a passionate advocate for this growing trend.

Her globally inspired Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, American, and North African recipes for cooking over live flame and embers are paired with contributions from Peter Reinhart, Bruce Aidells, Deborah Madison, and other fired-up chefs. Whether you're a seasoned barbecue expert or you just bought your first bag of lump charcoal, WOOD-FIRED COOKING will have you stoking appetites in no time.

Richard-Miscovich-From-the-Wood-Fired-Oven.png From the Wood-Fired Oven - book by -Richard Miscovich SKU: #5110

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From the Wood-Fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire

Frankie G's note: To me, this is the most comprehensive and "complete" book about baking, cooking, and using a woodfired oven. We are really proud to offer this to our FGpizza family...

In the past twenty years, interest in wood-fired ovens has increased dramatically in the United States and abroad, but most books focus on how to bake bread or pizza in an oven. From the Wood-Fired Oven offers many more techniques for home and artisan bakers—from baking bread and making pizza to recipes on how to get as much use as possible out of a single oven firing, from the first live-fire roasting to drying wood for the next fire.

From the Wood-Fired Oven offers a new take on traditional techniques for professional bakers, but is simple enough to inspire any nonprofessional baking enthusiast. Leading baker and instructor Richard Miscovich wants people to use their ovens to fulfill the goal of maximum heat utilization. Readers will find methods and techniques for cooking and baking in a wood-fired oven in the order of the appropriate temperature window. What comes first—pizza, or pastry? Roasted vegetables or a braised pork loin? Clarified butter or beef jerky? In addition to an extensive section of delicious formulas for many types of bread, readers will find chapters on:

  • Making pizza and other live-fire flatbreads;
  • Roasting fish and meats;
  • Grilling, steaming, braising, and frying;
  • Baking pastry and other recipes beyond breads;
  • Rendering animal fats and clarifying butter;
  • Food dehydration and infusing oils;
  • And myriad other ways to use the oven's residual heat.

Appendices include oven-design recommendations, a sample oven temperature log, Richard's baker's percentages, proper care of a sourdough starter, and more. . . .

The-bread-builders-daniel-wing-alan-scott-book.png The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens SKU: #5108

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Frankie G's note: This is the book that started my love of and for woodfired ovens. I built MY OVEN directly from the pages of this book. This book explains building an oven from ground up, and baking hearth-bread from grain to loaves. It's a must for anyone considering building an oven or baking bread from scratch.

Creating the perfect loaf of bread--a challenge that has captivated bakers for centuries--is now the rage in the hippees places, from Waitsfield, Vermont, to Point Reyes Station, California. Like the new generation of beer drinkers who consciously seek out distinctive craft-brewed beers, many people find that their palates have been reawakened and re-educated by the taste of locally baked, whole-grain breads. Today's village bakers are finding an important new role--linking tradition with a sophisticated new understanding of natural levens, baking science and oven construction.

Daniel Wing, a lover of all things artisinal, had long enjoyed baking his own sourdough bread. His quest for the perfect loaf began with serious study of the history and chemistry of bread baking, and eventually led to an apprenticeship with Alan Scott, the most influential builder of masonry ovens in America.

Alan and Daniel have teamed up to write this thoughtful, entertaining, and authoritative book that shows you how to bake superb healthful bread and build your own masonry oven. The authors profile more than a dozen small-scale bakers around the U.S. whose practices embody the holistic principles of community-oriented baking based on whole grains and natural leavens.

The Bread Builders will appeal to a broad range of readers, including:

  • Connoisseurs of good bread and good food.
  • Home bakers interested in taking their bread and pizza to the next level of excellence.
  • Passionate bakers who fantasize about making a living by starting their own small bakery.
  • Do-it-yourselfers looking for the next small construction project.
  • Small-scale commercial bakers seeking inspiration, the most up-to-date knowledge about the entire bread-baking process, and a marketing edge.
Kiko-Denzer-Build-Your-Own-Earth-Oven.png Build Your Own Earth Oven - Kiko Denzer SKU: #5109

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Earth ovens combine the utility of a wood-fired, retained-heat oven with the ease and timeless beauty of earthen construction. Building one will appeal to bakers, builders, and beginners of all kinds, from:

  • the serious or aspiring baker who wants the best low-cost
bread oven,
  • gardeners who want a centerpiece for a beautiful
outdoor kitchen,
  • outdoor chefs,
  • creative people interested in low-cost materials and
simple technology,
  • teachers who want a multi-faceted, experiential project for students of all ages (the book has been successful with
 everyone from third-graders to adults).

Build Your Own Earth Oven is fully illustrated with step-by-step directions, including how to tend the fire, and how to make perfect sourdough hearth loaves in the artisan tradition. The average do-it-yourselfer with a few tools and a scrap pile can build an oven for free, or close to it. Otherwise, $30 should cover all your materials--less than the price of a fancy "baking stone." Good building soil is often right in your back yard, under your feet. Build the simplest oven in a day! With a bit more time and imagination, you can make a permanent foundation and a fire-breathing dragon-oven or any other shape you can dream up.

Earth ovens are familiar to many that have seen a southwestern "horno" or a European "bee-hive" oven. The idea, pioneered by Egyptian bakers in the second millennium BCE, is simplicity itself: fill the oven with wood, light a fire, and let it burn down to ashes. The dense, 3- to 12-inch-thick earthen walls hold and store the heat of the fire, the baker sweeps the floor clean, and the hot oven walls radiate steady, intense heat for hours.

Home bakers who can't afford a fancy, steam-injected bread oven will be delighted to find that a simple earth oven can produce loaves to equal the fanciest "artisan" bakery. It also makes delicious roast meats, cakes, pies, pizzas, and other creations. Pizza cooks to perfection in three minutes or less. Vegetables, herbs, and potatoes drizzled with olive oil roast up in minutes for a simple, elegant, and delicious meal. Efficient cooks will find the residual heat useful for slow-baked dishes, and even for drying surplus produce, or incubating homemade yogurt.

Bread-Revolution.png Bread Revolution - book by Peter Reinhart SKU: #5115

$26.90

Quantity: Renowned baking author and instructor Peter Reinhart has always been on the forefront of the bread movement—from his seminal work, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, to today. In Bread Revolution, he explores the cutting-edge developments in bread baking, with fifty recipes and formulas that use sprouted flours, whole and ancient grains, nut and seed flours, alternative flours (such as teff and grape skin), and allergy-friendly and gluten-free approaches.

A new generation of bakers and millers are developing innovative flours and baking techniques that are designed to extract the grain’s full flavor potential—what Reinhart calls “the baker’s mission.” In this lushly photographed primer, Reinhart draws inspiration from these groundbreaking methods to create master recipes and formulas any home baker can follow, including Sprouted Sandwich Rye Bread, Gluten-Free Many-Seed Toasting Bread, and Sprouted Wheat Croissants.

In many instances, such as with sprouted flours, preferments aren’t necessary because so much of the flavor development occurs during the sprouting phase. For grains that benefit from soakers, bigas, and sourdough starters, Reinhart provides the precise guidance that has made him such a trusted expert in the field.

Advanced bakers will relish Reinhart’s inventive techniques and exacting scientific explanations, while beginning bakers will rejoice in his demystification of ingredients and methods—and all will come away thrilled by bread’s new frontier.

Camino-This-Is-Camino-cookbook.png This Is Camino - by Russell Moore SKU: #5116

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An absolute master of woodfired cooking. We can personally vouch for the talent and flavors that Russell Moore and is team of experts. Their food is delicious, well prepared, and creatively seasonal.

As a protégé of Alice Waters and former member of Chez Panisse, Moore has taken woodfired cooking to its roots and then stepped it up to a higher level. Extremely impressive and a must for every woodfired chef.

This is a cookbook about the unique, fire-based cooking approach and ingredient-focused philosophy of Camino restaurant in Oakland, CA, with approximately 100 recipes.

After a visit to Camino, New York Times writer Mark Bittman wrote of head chef Russell Moore, "What's important but is impossible to describe is the strength and utter brilliance of his flavor combinations and the downright simplicity of it all. Moore has a palate that cannot be stopped; everything tastes as if it were created to go with everything seasoning it." Camino is no stranger to this kind of praise--the locally beloved but nationally acclaimed restaurant is known and respected in food and chef circles. Since opening in 2008, Camino has become known for its exciting menu (most of the food is cooked in their fireplace) and the tight-knit community of chefs who love the restaurant. This network is a result of the lavish book release dinner parties that Camino hosts for cookbook releases and has made fans of such food luminaries as Yotam Ottolenghi, Sean Brock, Francis Malman, David Lebovitz, and Deborah Madison. In This is Camino, fundamental cooking skills (including open-fire cooking); unique, ingredient-focused recipes that are both sophisticated and pared-down; and inventive flavor pairings marry with lush photography and a stunning package to produce the new must-have cookbook for Camino's many fans and restaurant book lovers.

AKM 6230 PG Ankarsrum Original Pearl Green Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Pearl Green SKU: #5706

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a Pearl finish in Green.

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AKM 6230 PB Ankarsrum Original Pearl Blue Ankarsrum Orignial Mixer -Pearl Blue SKU: #5705

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The Ankarsrum Original Mixer is the solution for those of you who want a strong, consistent mixer, that will hold up to bread and pizza making. Take it from someone who has broken 2 high-powered KitchenAid mixers, this is the machine that you purchase once. The stainless steel bowl can hold up to 11 pounds of dough or 8 quarts of liquid!

Mix and knead your bread dough, cookie dough, cake batter and just about any other baked good, with the Ankarsrum Original stand mixer. This one of a kind mixer features a stainless steel bowl and carbon steel base with a Pearl finish in Blue.

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Southern-Italian-Desserts.png Southern Italian Desserts - Book by Rosetta Costantino SKU: #5112

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Southern Italian Desserts - Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily

An authentic guide to the festive, mouthwatering sweets of Southern Italy, including regional specialties that are virtually unknown in this country as well as variations on more popular desserts such as cannoli, biscotti, and gelato.

In Southern Italian Desserts, author of the acclaimed My Calabria, Rosetta Costantino, collects seventy-five favorite recipes from the regions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily. These picturesque areas have a rich history of beautiful desserts, many of them tied to holidays and festivals. For example, Zeppole di San Giuseppe are doughnut-like pastries topped with cream and cherries, traditionally made in Campania for the celebration of Father’s Day. And the Sicilian chilled watermelon pudding Gelo di Mellone is a refreshing dish served in summer for the festival of Palermo’s patron saint, Rosalia. Other desserts such as persimmon gelato, chocolate-dipped figs stuffed with almonds and candied orange peel, and chocolate-hazelnut cake rolls celebrate Southern Italy’s local bounty and traditional foods. With recipes for more familiar Italian desserts such as cannoli and gelato, as well as deliciously obscure sweets such as rich cassatas, almond-flecked cookies, and flaky cream-filled sfogliatelle pastries, Southern Italian Desserts features a treat for every occasion.

In addition to explaining the regional history, symbolism, and lore behind the desserts, Costantino teaches you how to stock your dessert pantry and provides all of the foundational recipes you need to embark on a sweet tour of the Italian south from your kitchen. This delightful confection of a cookbook will expand your dessert repertoire and leave you dreaming of Italy. Buon appetito!

The-Tuscan-Sun-Cookbook.png The Tuscan Sun book - Frances & Edward Mayes SKU: #5114

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The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

“Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars (or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall). Italian Philosophy 101: la casa aperta, the open house.” —from the Introduction

In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients.

A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.

Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner.

The more than 150 tempting recipes include:

  • Fried Zucchini Flowers
  • Red Peppers Melted with Balsamic Vinegar
  • Potato Ravioli with Zucchini, Speck, and Pecorino
  • Risotto Primavera
  • Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage
  • Cannellini Bean Soup with Pancetta
  • Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chicken Under a Brick
  • Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style
  • Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes
  • Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone
  • Strawberry Semifreddo
  • Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce

Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort.

Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life.