A fresh, new take on Italian-style baking.
La Vita è Dolce is an exciting take on Italian baking by food writer and trained pastry chef, Letitia Clark. Featuring over 80 Italian desserts, Dolce showcases Letitia's favourite puddings inspired by her time living in Sardinia. Whether you’re looking for something fruity, nutty, creamy, chocolatey or boozy, you will be seduced by the sweet aromas of every bake.
Complete with anecdotes and beautiful location photography throughout, each recipe will be authentic in taste but with a delicious, contemporary twist. From a joyful Caramelised Citrus Tart to a classic Torta Caprese, this is a stunning celebration of the sweet things in life, and is guaranteed to bring a slice of Italy into your home.
Letitia Clark was born in the UK in 1987. After completing a degree in English Literature at Durham University she put her love of food into practice and completed the diploma course at Leith's School of Food and Wine. Her first professional kitchen was The Dock Kitchen, where she worked for a year. Craving the literary side of her life she went back to Edinburgh University to complete a Masters in English Literature, while cooking and baking in the now notorious Peter's Yard in the evenings.
From here she briefly pursued a career in publishing, before feeling herself called back to the stove and becoming head baker at Spring. She worked her way around the pastry and savory section, before accepting a job as Head Pastry Chef at the now Michelin-starred Ellory.
After 7 months here, with itchy feet yet again, she moved to Morito, where she met her Sardinian partner, Luca, who was also a chef. Craving open spaces, rustic Italian food and a self-sufficient lifestyle they quit their jobs and London and moved to rural Sardinia. Here they are building a small farm and dairy, while Letitia writes about the food they cook and records the recipes.