Torta Della Nonna by Emiko Davies
Torta della Nonna brings together the best Italian sweets recipes from Emiko Davies' books, Florentine, Acquacotta and Tortellini at Midnight, plus five brand new recipes.
Across eight chapters, this stunning collection features classic well-known recipes, as well as family recipes passed through generations. Recipes include sweet Italian breakfasts (including Lemon and ricotta cake, Italian brioche croissants and Little custard and quince jam pies); classic treats from nonna's oven (Hazelnut cake, Chocolate and amaretti flan, Stuffed peaches); snacks (Rosemary and sultana buns, Sweet breadsticks, Strawberries and wine); biscuits (Red crown biscuits, Almond biscotti, Polenta biscuits); recipes for celebrations (Florentine cake; Honey and nut pastries; Chocolate-filled sponge roll); treats to eat with a spoon (Baked rice pudding; Coffee-laced ricotta; Zuppa Inglese); frozen treats (Milk gelato; Plum sorbet; Gianduia semifreddo); and five essentials any Italian cook needs up their sleeve.
Alongside Emiko Davies' evocative storytelling and beautiful photographs, all shot in Tuscany, from Florence to the Silver Coast, Torta della Nonna will bring the sweet tastes and romance of Italy into your home.
About the Author
Emiko Davies writes an eponymous blog that she dedicates to telling the stories behind the regional dishes of Italy, particularly Tuscan, in the context of family life. She's previously authored three cookbooks: Tortellini at Midnight, a collection of heirloom Italian family recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany. Florentine and Acquacotta each focus on the traditional, regional dishes of beloved Tuscan places: Florence and the Maremma, respectively. Emiko also writes for popular New York-based website Food52, and for publications such as Gourmet Traveller and Conde Nast Traveller.
She lives in Florence with her husband, Marco, and their two young daughters.