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December 02, 2014


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E' perfetta Simona la tua crostata, non pensavo si potesse mettere l'aceto di mele nella crema!
(l'aceto di mele è la stessa cosa del sidro di mele? :) )

Alicia (foodycat)

I love a custard tart! The vinegar in this is fascinating!


My oh my, pass that vinegar pie for me to try! Looks lovely and I enjoyed the snippets you chose from the book.

Simona Carini

Grazie Lucia. Anche io ero molto perplessa, ma poi mi sono dovuta piacevolmente ricredere. Non ho fatto in tempo a mettere la traduzione in italiano, ma spero di farcela, cosi' poi il procedimento e' chiaro.
Grazie per la domanda: no, il sidro di mele e' una bevanda alcoolica, mentre l'aceto di sidro di mele (o aceto di mele) e' proprio un aceto e dovresti riuscire a trovarlo nel reparto condimenti del supermercato. E' un aceto delicato e aromatico.

Simona Carini

Hi Alicia: totally. It's one of those recipes that you look at it and you think that it won't work, but it does and beautifully.

Thank you, Rachel. You could try to make it with a gluten-free crust, since the filling already is. In this recent recipe for peach tart, I made a crust that was almost gluten free. My goal is to get to a totally GF crust and I hope I'll have time to experiment soon.


Complimenti per la ricetta interessante.


Very cool idea, I think I'm in the same boat as you. If I find an unusual food, I feel compelled to try and make it. Glad you had delicious results this time.

Simona Carini

Grazie Marco.

Thanks, Kalinda. I couldn't get this out of my mind until I tried it.


Interesting-sounding story and definitely an interesting-sounding pie/tart. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Wow, the tart looks spectacular! And how interesting that it calls for vinegar. Our butter tarts have vinegar in them but they don't look nearly as fine and delicate as this lovely crostata con crema all'aceto (it sounds SO much better in Italian than in English!)

Wendy Klik

Beautiful Tart. Thanks so much for hosting this month. I love when someone chooses a book that I would not normally pick up by myself. It keeps life fresh and interesting.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Elizabeth. The delicacy of flavor was one thing that surprised me.

Thank you, Wendy and you are welcome :)

Joanne T Ferguson

G'day Looks wonderful and congrats on hosting this month's Cook The Books Challenge!
Cheers! Joanne


Yes, please, I would like a slice. Thanks again for picking this book and hosting this round, Simona.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Joanne.

I wish it were possible to offer you one through the screen, Debra. You are welcome.

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Paz.

Amy CookingAdventures

That looks delicious! Thank you so much for hosting!

Deb in Hawaii

That is one gorgeous tart. You made that vinegar pie so elegant! ;-) I had heard of vinegar pie before the book but had not thought it sounded that good until I saw your tart--now I want to try it.

Great review and an excellent book choice for me as it wasn't something I would have likely read on my own and once I got into it, I really enjoyed the story and all of the colorful characters. Thanks for hosting.

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Amy. It tastes delicious too :)

Let yourself be tempted, Deb. It's really an interesting flavor. I am glad you enjoyed the book. It was, as always, a pleasure to host.

Frank @Memorie di Angelina

The vinegar gives new meaning to the word 'tart', eh? I'm intrigued by the idea... Sounds like an interesting story, by the way. A shy, sympathetic central character who wants to start an industrial hog farm—is an unusual premise, to say the least!

Simona Carini

It does, Frank ;) The protagonist is not a hero and that is a challenge for the writer and the reader. He is a nice guy engaged in doing something he knows people don't want. I feel that in many ways the landscape is the true protagonist of the story, shaping people's lives.


The tart looks amazing and the linens are gorgeous-love the image in sepia!

Simona Carini

Thank you Lynne. The tart has become part of my dessert repertoire. I almost didn't try to view the image in sepia, but I am glad I did. I was pleasantly surprised how nice it looked. Glad you like the linens: they are an example of made in Italy at its best.

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