When we interviewed Giuseppe Dell’Anno off the back of his Great British Bake Off win in December, he told Bristol World that he hoped more than anything to release a debut cookbook.
And it seems his wish has come true, with Quadrille announcing that they will publish Giuseppe’s Italian Bakes in October 2022.
The book will cover over 60 recipes for timeless and classic home desserts and savoury bakes. The Bristol amateur baker won hearts the world over when he was crowned winner of the Great British Bake Off in 2021.
He told us he wanted to share his father’s recipes and passion for cooking in written form, so in his first cookbook, it’s no surprise that Mr Dell’Anno shares his skill, knowledge and love of baking, born from growing up in Italy and learning to cook at the side of his beloved chef father.
The book is said to cover everything from focaccia to tiramisu, and is to be a collection of simple and effective home bakes, deliberately designed to be accessible to the most inexperienced baker, as well as to those that have already been baking for a while.
Naturally, it is full of Italian classics, and each recipe is stamped with Giuseppe’s own signature twist.
Mr Dell’Anno says: “To me, this book is much more than a stack of recipes; it is a collection of memories. Each bake reminds me of family gatherings and tables packed with delicious food.
“Capturing them all in a book and being able to share such a legacy far and wide fills me with pride. I can only hope that as many people as possible will enjoy baking these recipes as much as I enjoyed writing them up!”
Quadrelle’s managing director, Sarah Lavelle, is just as excited about the book as Mr Dell’Anno. “Like millions of Bake Off fans, I cheered when Giuseppe triumphed,” she says.
“His enthusiasm and precision are a winning combination, not to mention perfect qualities for writing a cookbook! Many of the dishes in Italian Bakes have been developed from Giuseppe’s father’s notes, and there’s a real sense of the legacy of those classic Italian family recipes.
“It’s a book that will comfort and delight, and we’re very proud to be publishing it at Quadrille.”