Thursday, October 28, 2010

Over the Counter #27

The latest book to catch my eye as it passed over the counter and under my scanner was The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato & Sorbetto by F. W. Pearce and Danilo Zecchin. A Bookworm's World resident guest blogger Julia just returned from Italy (and brought me back a gorgeous pashmina!) and mentioned how much she enjoyed all the different gelato flavours she tried.

From the publisher Clarkson Potter (Random House):

When you think of the most delicious and fresh gelato and sorbetto in America, you are craving Ciao Bella. The premier gelato and sorbetto maker in the country may be known for using the world’s finest ingredients—Sicilian lemons, Valrhona chocolate, Louisiana pralines—but you don’t need to travel the globe to experience the bold flavors yourself. All you need is a handful of simple, fresh ingredients; a standard ice cream machine; and your imagination.

The magic of this book is that once you learn how to make just one easy custard or simple syrup base, you can dream up an infinite number of flavors. In addition to being able to re-create Ciao Bella’s award-winning favorites, like Key Lime with Graham Cracker Gelato or Hazelnut Biscotti Gelato, you’ll be able to invent your own combina­tions and mix and match more than 100 unbeliev­ably indulgent frozen desserts.

Now with the help of co-owner F. W. Pearce and chef Danilo Zecchin, making gelato and sorbetto in your own kitchen couldn’t be easier."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

1 comment:

Jen said...

I like your comment about how it's just not possible to read every single book that looks good --- I have that same problem (it was worse when I actually worked in Circulation -- I took home a bag of books every few days). This is a nice way to share about something that looks good!