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Bitter Almonds: Recollections and Recipes from a Sicilian Girlhood

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This combination of recollections and cookbook is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity. Raised in an orphanage, Maria left at age 22 with nothing but the centuries-old secrets of the orphanage's divine pastries. Maria presents these one-of-a-kind treats in 50 delicious recipes. 8 pages of color photos. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Nancy B O

Great book

by Nancy B O on Nov 7, 2013

If you are interested in Sicily (or not!), this book is really wonderful. Written by an author who really knows Sicily (see: On Persephone's Island), this is a story of Maria Grammatico and her actual experience overcoming long odds to become a well-known and well-loved bakery owner in Erice. Includes some wonderful recipes for pastry. If you are ever in Erice be sure to stop at Pasticceria Maria Grammatico!

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