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.

Bitter Almonds: Recollections and Recipes from a Sicilian Girlhood 1994, William Morrow & Company

ISBN-13: 9780688124496