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Sweet Sicily

Storie di Pupi, amori e canditi
Sugar and spice, and all things nice

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Texts: Alessandra Dammone
Photo: Antonino Bartuccio
Illustrations: Giovanni Ruello
Translation: Angela Arnone
Language: bilingual Italian-English
Format: hard cover, 17x24cm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9788895218687

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Among the "Best in the world" books in the Pastry category at Cookbook Fair Gourmand Awards 2014.

Sweet, intense and colorful: this is how the Sicilian pastry to the lucky eyes that meet her for the first time. But to those who have time to get to know it, it also shows itself to be sensual, dramatic, irreverent. Because the preparation of a dessert in Sicily is never an exclusively gastronomic matter. It can convey a declaration of love, the social ostentation of one's economic possibilities, a form of mockery of the defeated enemy. It is a gesture that underlies a thousand intentions, encoded and described by centuries-long stories.
This book collects and tells some of those stories and more delicious sweets of the Sicilian tradition, illustrated by emotional photographs and accompanied by personal suggestions, childhood scents and some memories, all sealed by a single granite certainty: that a dessert in Sicily is never simply something good to eat. It is an enchanted microcosm, an ancient story, a legend that asks to be told.

From the same series:
• Sweet Venice. Storie di Mori, amori e buranelli – Sweet Venice. Stories of Moors, amours and epicures