KATHY WAKILE is the one-and-only dessert expert on Bravo TV's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and has used her reality t.v. platform to help raise awareness for both The National Brain Tumor Society and The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.. Her dessert line called "Dolci della Dea" is soon to be in retail venues nationwide. Kathy regularly serves as an Honorary Professor at the L'Ecole Culinaire, an ACCSC-accredited culinary school that offers degree and diploma programs, sharing her passion and knowledge of culinary trends, and her unique experience bringing personally-developed food products to market. She lives in Wayne, NJ with her husband, Rich, and their children, Victoria and Joseph.
"So many of Kathy's loving recipes take me back to my youth and the big Italian meals we shared. Indulge has revived those classic recipes with a dash of creativity and heaps fun which will surely make your family smile." --Johnny Iuzzini, James Beard Award-winning author of Sugar Rush"Bellissima! Kathy Wakile's Indulge is a great find for home cooks that want to know how to make Italian and Mediterranean treats. Reading the book, I felt like Kathy was speaking directly to me, giving me the keys to great baking. I could feel the love transcending every recipe from classic treats, like pastiera, to more exotic desserts, like apple ricotta zeppoli and hazelnut chocolate cream kisses." --Ernest Lepore, Executive Chef/President Ferrara's Pasticceria Bakery and Caf "My mouth watered as I flipped through this book, so Kathy already passed my second test. The first? She's from a large family and continues to cook for them. No chef certificate is needed when an opinionated family indulges in every sweet bite she makes." --Sunny Anderson, Food Network host and New York Times bestselling author of Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life"I know my way around a dessert and Kathy's are the best!! (Start with her can't-miss cannolis...)" --Andy Cohen, author of Most Talkative"I absolutely love desserts but I don't bake much because I have always found it be very hard. After reading Kathy's wonderful recipes, though, I might have to start baking because she makes it so easy and the desserts sound delicious." --Fabio Viviani, author of Fabio's Italian Kitchen, Try This At Home and The Caf Firenze Cookbook