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Title:  Grace’s Sweet Life
Subtitle: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Biscotti, and Tiramisu to Torte, Tartufi, and Struffoli
Author:  Grace Massa-Langlois
Publisher:  Ulysses Press; 1 edition (June 12, 2012)
ISBN:  978-1612430249
Format/Length:  Paperback 200 pages
My Review: 5

From the Publisher:  

No one loves food more than the Italians. Every meal is a celebration,
but the highlight of every dinner is that moment when grandma brings out
one of her famously delicious desserts. Now author Grace Massa-Langlois
shows you how to make classic homemade Italian treats just like
grandma. From espresso-rich tiramisu, cannoli overflowing with ricotta
or rich and creamy tartufo, Grace’s Sweet Life presents the 75
most popular, reader-tested recipes from the author’s popular website.
The easy-to-follow recipes break down each traditional technique into
simple steps so even the most complex Italian treat can be made
perfectly. This cute little package also includes mouth-watering
full-color photos of a wide range of treats from well-known favorites
like biscotti and panforte to little-known foodie delights such as
sfogliatelle and zeppole.

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Grace Massa Langlois was born in Maasmechelen, Belgium to Italian
parents and grew up in London, Canada. Grace lives with her two
children, Liana and Matthew.

With an education in Business, Grace
began a career in Finance at one of the largest banks in Canada. Grace
took her experience and moved to the Automotive Industry where she spent
many years as a Financial Services Manager. Much to her dismay, Grace
had to retire early because of an injury she sustained in 2003.
Unfortunately shortly after her injury, her husband, Maurice suddenly
passed. With some encouragement from her children Grace decided to share
her love of good food and launched her website, Grace’s Sweet Life, in
2010. Graces shares recipes, stories about her Italian heritage, and the
joy of growing up in a large, close-knit Italian family.

My Review:

The first thing that really grabbed me about this cookbook is the pictures. Oh, my God mouth watering images that seriously make me drool just a little bit! The first chapter is all about the
‘basics’ that you will need for some of the more complicated recipes. There are recipes for everything from whipped cream to Croissants along with a few tips and information on special ingredients. After the ‘basics’ the book moves into the more complicated recipes for things like cheesecakes, tarts, pastries, custards. mousses and many others.

The word that comes to mind with this cookbook is ‘elegant’. The recipes themselves are written in a beautiful type with certain parts of it in both Italian and English. Most of these recipes have multiple steps involved…like making fresh whipped cream or a simple syrup. Even though these are definitely not simple recipes, the author includes very understandable step by step directions so that even the novice cook can follow along and end up with a masterpiece!

There are a few simple recipe in this book to get you started….things like Vanilla Poached Pears and a few simple custards. Once you get more comfortable you can move into the Chocolate Truffle Tart with Chocolate Glaze and the Mini Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake! Of course, my husband and I are already arguing over which one we should make first!

Stop by next week and find out what we decided to make!



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