A collection of exceptional dessert recipes by Roberto Rinaldini, known as the "Enfant prodige" of Italian pastry making, the "dessert designer" and "creator of dreams".
After receiving a rigorous and disciplined education at a hotelier institute Rinaldini began working in some of the most prestigious hotels of the Adriatic coast. At only 37 he has already won twenty five awards, including the World Pastry Team Championship twice, while last year he was elected best pastry chef in Italy by the Italian Academy of Master Pastry Chefs. He fell in love with haute patisserie while reading an article on the World Pastry Championship in a well known magazine. In this book Rinaldini shares his exquisite creations, a new take on Italian regional classics: sbrisolona, Neapolitan pastiera, Sicilian cassata and traditional jam tart, each of these classic recipes is given a modern make over. A true innovator, the Carlo Cracco of pastries recreates the best desserts of each region, the ones that instantly remind any Italian of home and childhood. The perfect gift, or an excellent personal guide to Italian pastries, written by a true champion.