Thursday, November 5, 2015

Diana's Cookbook - Around the World in 80 Meals #HolidayRecipe by @DianaLRubino

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Authors, readers, cooks...we're getting to that time of year when we blow our diets...and I have something to contribute to your downfall!

My cookbook AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MEALS came out last year, featuring seven fantasy cruises, with recipes from cruise menus. One of my favorites is Tiramisu which is something my heroine Vita Caputo (based on my great grandmother) of FROM HERE TO FOURTEENTH STREET (on sale soon) and BOOTLEG BROADWAY would have made.


3 large eggs, separated
¾ cup sugar
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
½ cup heavy cream
2 cups espresso at room temperature
2 tablespoons sweet Marsala wine
6 ounces savoiardi (crisp Italian ladyfingers)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder 


Beat egg yolks and ½  cup sugar in a large bowl until thickened and pale.
Beat in mascarpone until barely combined.
Beat whites with a pinch of salt in a separate bowl until they barely hold soft peaks.
Gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar continuing to beat whites until they barely hold stiff peaks. Beat heavy cream in a separate bowl until it barely holds soft peaks.
Gently fold cream into mascarpone mixture until thoroughly mixed.
Fold in egg whites.
Stir espresso and Marsala wine together in a shallow bowl.
Dip 1 savoiardi into espresso mix and for a few seconds each side.
Place dipped savoiardi in a 2-quart glass baking dish.
Dip 8 more savoiardi  and arrange in a snug layer in bottom of dish.
Spread half the mascarpone mixture evenly over dipped savoiardi.
Repeat process to make a second layer of dipped savoiardi and mascarpone.
Cover and chill 6 hours.
Sprinkle with cocoa powder and serve.

Here's more about Around the World in 80 Meals

Around the World in 80 Meals: The Best of Cruise Ship Cuisine weaves gastronomic delights around an exotic seven-day dream fantasy cruise. Imagine waking up on a different ship in a new port of call every day, and treating your taste buds to a gourmet meal every evening, each carefully prepared by one of the best chefs afloat.
This book highlights the most interesting menus and recipes of a diversity of cruise lines, from the luxurious Cunard Line, famed for its opulent ocean liners, to a small but highly exclusive line of yachts that offer the most personalized cruise experience.
 The reader can see daily snapshots of a week of luxury cruising. A chapter for each day briefly introduces each ship, explains where it is located, and gives information about each cruise line and its chefs.
The main focus is on the dinner menu followed by recipes for recreating every delectable morsel in your own kitchen. Diana Rubino's passion for history and travel has taken her to every locale of her stories, set in Medieval and Renaissance England, Egypt, the Mediterranean, colonial Virginia, New England, and New York. Her urban fantasy romance, FAKIN' IT, won a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Richard III Society and the Aaron Burr Association. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband Chris. In her spare time, Diana bicycles, golfs, plays her piano, cooks, and devours books of any genre. Visit Diana at,
 on Twitter @DianaLRubino.

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Thanks for sharing Diana,


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