Celebrating the Italian culinary legacy of both staunch traditionalism and irrepressible innovation, Italian-born baker Franco Galli presents over 70 classic and inventive recipes from the kitchens of the award-winning Il Fornaio bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. From traditional and specialty breads, pizza, foccacia, and other savory dishes to a temptingly sweet selection of biscotti, cakes, and tarts, these carefully developed, easy-to-follow recipes are woven with Galli's heart warming family memories and fascinating pieces of lore into an entertaining, instructional narrative. Generously illustrated with hand-toned photographs, The Il Fornaio Baking Book
is engagingly authentic and contagious in its enthusiasm for baking.
The Il Fornaio Baking Book opens the oven door to the classic Italian favorites. . . this book is a necessity. Marion Cunningham, author of The Fannie Partner Baking Book