A fresh, new take on Italian-style baking.

La Vita e Dolce is an exciting take on Italian baking by food writer and trained pastry chef, Letitia Clark. Featuring over 80 Italian desserts, Dolce showcases Letitia's favourite puddings inspired by her time living in Sardinia. Whether you're looking for something fruity, nutty, creamy, chocolatey or boozy, you will be seduced by the sweet aromas of every bake. Complete with anecdotes and beautiful location photography throughout, each recipe will be authentic in taste but with a delicious, contemporary twist. From a joyful Caramelised Citrus Tart to a classic Torta Caprese, this is a stunning celebration of the sweet things in life, and is guaranteed to bring a slice of Italy into your home.


ISBN13: 9781784884222
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 24 Jun 2021
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 24.8(H) x 19(L) x 2.8(W)1150
Weight (gm): 1150

Author Biography

Letitia Clark is a food writer, illustrator and chef. After completing the Leiths diploma in Food and Wine she went on to work in some of London's top restaurants, including Spring, Morito and The Dock Kitchen. She now lives in Sardinia, where she continues to write, as well as continuing her work as an illustrator.


A beautiful book with a perfect balance: warm, engaging and playful, evoking the purest essence of Italian desserts whilst also bringing exciting new ideas and flavours to the table. * Ruby Tandoh *
La Vita e Dolce is a peach of a book, which makes you feel that life is sweet, at least when you have a gelato in your hand. Letitia Clark, whose first book Bitter Honey, celebrated the food of Sardinia, has an extraordinary feeling both for the food of Italy and for sweet foods, from biscotti to panna cotta, from fruit tarts to green lemon posset. The recipes and photographs have a sunny kind of magic to them. Reading it put me in an instantly better mood. * Bee Wilson *
La Vita e Dolce: Italian-Inspired Desserts

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