Walking amongst us are people with talents that we never know. Yes, you expect the rocks star chef with the fancy restaurant to be talented in the ways of food, but that talent is no better than the quiet person who stands in her kitchen making dishes that bring joy and amazement to the people they love. Grace Massa Langlois is such a person, and she is lucky enough to have a couple of great kids that pushed her to share her passion first with a blog, and then with this book. Grace turned to cooking after the sudden death of her husband and found that it brought a measure of happiness to both herself and her children. The book that followed is a treat.
The book is is softcover and includes tons of photos, because "how do you know if you want to make something if you do not know what it looks like". This little gem was uttered by Youngest Daughter last weekend. While the instructions may span several pages, they are set up in a logical sequence with every detail spelled out. It is the next best thing to having Grace in your kitchen, holding your hand.
Just what's can you expect? The classics like Tiramisù and Cannoli, and so much more!
Pies he Dolci (Italian Peach Cookies)
Mini Torte Mousse al Limone con Gelatina I'd Limone al Limoncello (Mini Lemon Mousse Cakes with Limoncello-Lemon Jelly)
And the recipe I plan to make the next cool and dry day,
Torrance di Mandorle Nocciole (Almond and Hazelnut Nougat)
Youngest Daughter saw the book sitting on my desk, began to thumb through it, and immediately began ticking off things she wants to make.
If you love authentic cooking, are not afraid to search out new ingredients or learn new techniques, you will be rewarded with deserts that will wow your family and friends.
***I was sent this book by the publisher or their PR firm with the hope that I would write a review for the blog. No money changed hands and my opinions are my own