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Giveaway! Win Brooks Headley’s “Fancy Desserts”

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I’m totally hooked on Brooks Headley’s desserts. The cookies, cakes and frozen treats he and his team make in Del Posto’s award winning kitchen are rooted in flavor and texture clashes that achieve a beautiful harmony through their contradiction. Like Brooks, they are endearingly unconventional and completely without pretension.

I eat my way through the entire Del Posto dessert menu every chance I get so I cannot even begin to describe how joyous/surprised/unworthy I felt when Brooks asked me to contribute to his cookbook Fancy Desserts, which came out last month. Part earnest memoir, part essay series, part anything-but-fancy-cookbook, Fancy Desserts is the hilarious journey of a dead broke punk rock drummer turned New York pastry royalty. It’s a seriously fun read and I want to spread the love by giving 3 lucky readers a copy of this entertaining and instructional tome. Contest ends Friday November 28 at midnight!

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2017-02-17T15:16:04+00:00 November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Sweets & Dessert|25 Comments


  1. Jennifer November 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    My favorite Italian dessert is zabaione. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Lisa Breece November 24, 2014 at 1:25 am - Reply

    I love my aunt’s Italian Rum Cake.

  3. Melissa November 24, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I love cannoli!

  4. Katie November 24, 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Hey folks, pls use the Rafflecopter widget above to enter:)

  5. Lyndsey November 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    My favorite Italian dessert is tiramisu!

  6. Francis November 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Think I managed to work the widget…?

    Anyway, mine is monte bianco, especially the one they do at Settimio al Pellegrino.

  7. Janie November 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    I love panna cotta-any flavor!

  8. Melissa November 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Mine is semifreddo

  9. Joy @MyTravelingJoys November 24, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Hopefully, the “I visited” box I checked worked. 🙂 Fav Italian dessert is definitely gelato – any flavor – followed by cannolis.

  10. Lisa Margaret November 24, 2014 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Sbrisolona from Lombardia is quite nice!

  11. marco November 25, 2014 at 12:29 am - Reply

    la crostata della nonna…grandma’ tart…

  12. suzanne November 25, 2014 at 1:46 am - Reply


  13. Nick Cloud November 25, 2014 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Mine is definitely Spuma di Limoncello di Capri from La Gatta Mangiona in Rome…tastes like lemon cake batter.

  14. Gina November 25, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I love cannoli!

  15. Grace Policar November 25, 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I agree, Sbrisolona is such a treat… but i’m easily tempted with a well constructed Tiramisu, or Canolo.

  16. Lindsey November 25, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I hate to follow the pack but I too am hardline about Italian desserts: always Cannoli for me!
    Very excited about this book!!

  17. Helen Sullivan Sini November 25, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

    This would be the perfect birthday present! Good timing.
    Do I have to choose just ONE dessert? Panna cotta, mimosa, pinguino, tirmisu, anything with gelato….

  18. Miija November 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Torta della nonna forever 🙂

  19. Karen November 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Panna Cotta is my absolute favorite. I had it every day in Venice last September for a week… Love it.

  20. Kai November 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie, zuppa inglese, preferably prepared by a chef near Piazza Cavour 😉

  21. Engin November 26, 2014 at 12:18 am - Reply

    To hard to pick a favourite dessert. I’ll say modica chocolate if that counts.

  22. Katie November 26, 2014 at 12:25 am - Reply

    oh yeah totally counts, Engin!

  23. DRTVrMoi November 27, 2014 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Cannoli are a holiday dessert favorite.

  24. Katie November 29, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Congratulations to winners Marco P, Suzanne Z, and Karen B!!

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