The Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon

By Phaidon Press (Manufactured by)

Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714862569, 1504pp.

Publication Date: October 2011


"The quintessential cookbook." USA Today

"The Silver Spoon," the most influential and bestselling Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a new updated and revised edition. This bible of authentic Italian home cooking features over 2,000 revised recipes and is illustrated with 400 brand new, full‐color photographs. 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.

Praise For The Silver Spoon

"Accessible and a pleasure to read...When it comes to Italian home cooking, The Silver Spoon serves it up."- Costco Connection

"Italian cuisine is based on a deep, solid foundation. No single volume has built on it more reliably and artfully than The Silver Spoon."- The Wall Street Journal

"The quintessential cookbook."-USA Today