Number 2: For John’s birthday, I made this incredible Chocolate Coffee Cake from Baked Explorations. As you know, I particpate in an on-line baking group called Baked Sunday Mornings. We’re baking our way through Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito’s second cookbook. It’s been a great adventure & I’ve learned so much. The group is still open, so if baking is your passion, consider joining us!
Number 5: Cannelloni – Giada’s Recipe, My Brother’s Technique! My brother & I grew up in Naples & Rome, Italy, while our father served in the U.S. Navy. It was an incredible privelege and has influenced our cooking endlessly. Giada is doing for Italian cuisine what Julia Child did for French by bringing it into our American kitchens with friendly terms and ingredients we can readily find. Our vocabularies and grocery stores contain far more Italian terms & items today than they did 20 years ago.
St. Andrew’s Cloister, Genova, Italy
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