The delightful first chapter, “Aunt Gioia’s Kitchen” with its loving description of shining copper utensils, gaily colored tiles, great fieldstone oven, and an atmosphere of wonderful cooking smells, sets the stage for the exciting recipes that follow. Aunt Gioia was called “la dolcera” (the pastry maker) by her friends because the delicacies that came out of her sunny kitchen were always the most marvelous things imaginable. And here are all of Aunt Gioia’s secrets, measurements precise, ingredients carefully listed, and methods carefully described, for you to enjoy!
COLLECTOR'S 1952 first edition, first printing vintage hardcover cook book – The Art of Making Italian Desserts by Maria Lo Pinto. Has scarce original unclipped dustjacket with Price $2.95 on flap. Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY, Copyright: First Edition,1952. No isbn. Not ex-library. Not book club.
This charming and useful companion volume to Miss Lo Pinto’s 'The Art of Italian Cooking' will be welcomed gleefully by every cook with an ounce of imagination or a grain of pride in culinary achievement. There are over 250 recipes for not only desserts, but also candies, confections, preserves, liqueurs and punches. While these delicacies are predominately Italian in origin, they are all the sorts of things that will delight the Great American Sweet Tooth. Buon appetitio!
CONTENTS: 1. Aunt Gioia's Kitchen. 2. Utensils, Do's and Don'ts. 3. Small Cakes and Pastries. 4. Large Cakes, Pastries and Pies. 5. Cookies, 6. Custards, Puddings and Souffles. 7. Frozen Desserts. 8. Fruit Preserves and Desserts. 9. Frostings, Fillings and Sauces. 10. Candies, Nuts and Confections. 11. Beverages.
Hardcover, yellow and white dustjacket with charming food-on-table illustration and front board illustration, 223pp, 7.6" tall x 4.5". Binding tight. Near fine/excellent vintage condition. Cover near fine/bright/clean/very minimal shelfwear.
Pages near fine/bright/clean/crisp-not used in kitchen-no soiling or writing/title page yellowed-small inscription/front blank pp torn out. DJ very good/fair/color bright overall/general shelfwear includes small piece clear tape interior dj.
Do not pass up this rare vintage collectors gem; no kitchen should be without it; will make a FABULOUS gift!!