Franco began Il Biscotto to recreate the tastes and textures of the confections from his hometown in Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily. He grew up on a farm where his family lived off the land. This way of living and baking stayed with Franco to this day, even as he moved to America and now he shares it with all of us.
Franco remains faithful to the flavors he learned to love as a child in the warmth of his mother’s kitchen. Working to keep the cookies true to his memory, he uses natural ingredients, little sugar, and time-honored techniques to ensure an authenticity that evokes home to him. Small batches crafted by hand with an eye and a feel for the dough, each cookie reflects just that kind of attention. From the toasty crunch of slivered almonds in a brutti ma buoni to the aromatic blend of flavors in a pasticcini, Franco has your taste sensations covered. Cannoli, a Sicilian classic, is filled with an airy, homemade style ricotta cheese cream, and, along with the fig-filled cuccidati, customers delight in these celebrated desserts.
Franco’s traditional Italian` cookies and pastries are sure to complement any occasion whether it be for a special event or simply a gathering of two for coffee and conversation....Italian-style!