Gina DePalma

Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen

Gina DePalma

Talk: Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen

Pastry Chef Gina DePalma visits to discuss her book, "Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen." Joined by Google's Chef Raelene Hourany and Chef Todd Koenigsberg, Gina demonstrates her mosaic biscotti.

Gina Depalma

Gina DePalma, a pastry chef whose artfully simple Italian desserts, helped make Babbo in Greenwich Village one of Manhattan’s most beloved and admired restaurants. She won the James Beard Award for Best Pastry Chef in America in 2009. Gina was contributing to her work while battling cancer and did so with courage, grace, and spirit. She passed away at the age of 49.

Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen

Applying this aesthetic to the Italian tradition, Gina DePalma has created a cookbook of the desserts that have wowed diners at Babbo, New York’s most coveted reservation since it opened eight years ago with DePalma as pastry chef.

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