The Silver Spoon is the English-language version of Italy's bestselling cookbook, which has been in print for more than 70 years. A traditional wedding gift in Italy, this massive and beautiful cookbook makes a wonderful gift any time for food lovers. More than 1500 pages with 2,000 recipes. This most recent edition was published in 2011 but it isn't always available new so snap up a copy now for gift-giving.
A comprehensive and lively book, its uniquely stylish and user‐friendly format makes it accessible and a pleasure to read. The new updated edition features new introductory material covering such topics as how to compose a traditional Italian meal, typical food traditions of the different regions, and how to set an Italian table. It also contains a new section of menus by celebrity chefs cooking traditional Italian food including Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Tony Mantuano, and Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone.
Il Cucchiaio d'Argento was originally published in Italy in 1950 by the famous Italian design and architectural magazine Domus, and became an instant classic. A select group of cooking experts were commissioned to collect hundreds of traditional Italian home cooking recipes and make them available for the first time to a wider modern audience. In the process, they updated ingredients, quantities and methods to suit contemporary tastes and customs, at the same time preserving the memory of ancient recipes for future generations.
Divided into eleven color‐coded chapters by course, The Silver Spoon is a feat of design as well as content. Chapters include: Sauces, Marinades and Flavored Butters, Antipasti, Appetizers and Pizzas, First Courses, Eggs, Vegetles, Fish and Shellfish, Meat, Poultry, Game, Cheese, and Desserts. It covers everything from coveted authentic sauces and marinades to irresistible dishes such as Penne Rigate with Artichokes, Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi, Tuscan Minestrone, Meatballs in Brandy, Bresaola with Corn Salad, Pizza Napoletana, Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches and Carpaccio Cipriani.
"A seriously comprehensive guide that shows that Italian food is about for more than just pasta and pizza... One for serious Italophiles."--Gordon Ramsey, The Times
"The most successful Italian cookbook of all time."--The Financial Times
"It's not so much one more Italian cookbook as the one-volume encyclopedia of Italian home cookery. Lavish illustrations, a helpful glossary of cooking terms and a translation geared to the intelligent layout make The Silver Spoon both pleasant browsing and an accessible manual in the kitchen."--The Wall Street Journal
"It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive resource of Italian classics."--Fine Cooking Magazine
"Accessible and a pleasure to read... When it comes to Italian home cooking, The Silver Spoon serves it up."--Costco Connection
"Italy's version of The Joy of Cooking... Presents lucid recipes for every dish a lover of Italian food could wish for - more than 2,000 of them."--Bon Appetit
"A kitchen essential for anyone with even a passing interest in Italian food... If you're stuck for a Christmas gift idea for the foodie in your life, this is just the thing."--Sunday Business Post Ireland
Hardcover, 7.5 x 11, 1505 pages. Published 2011.