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Bitter almonds

Maria Grammatico

Bitter almonds

recollections & recipes from a Sicilian girlhood

by Maria Grammatico

  • 385 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammatico, Maria,
  • Pastry,
  • Cookery (Almonds),
  • Cookery, Italian -- Sicilian style

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 193) and index.

    StatementMaria Grammatico and Mary Taylor Simeti ; color photographs by Mark Ferri ; illustrations by Maria Vica Costarelli.
    ContributionsSimeti, Mary Taylor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTX773 .G673 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination200 p., [8] p. of col plates :
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1083290M
    ISBN 100688124496
    LC Control Number94006944
    OCLC/WorldCa29909550

    We all know almonds are super healthy. As kids our parents gave us a handful before school and now we pack them in our snack box. We keep chewing through the day, sometimes even the bitter ones.


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