The Silver Palate Cookbook

By Julee Rosso; Sheila Lukins (Illustrator)
(Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780894802041, 384pp.)

Publication Date: January 1982

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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With over 2.2 million copies in print, the widely acclaimed "The Silver Palate Cookbook" is firmly established as a contemporary classic. Originally published in 1982, the book's elegant, innovative recipes and emphasis on pure, fresh, ingredients ushered a new passion for food and hospitality into the American consciousness.
The lively collection of clear, step-by-step recipes ranges from sublimely refined traditions-Pesto, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Stuffed Artichokes-to original creations certain to become the topic of conversation at any dinner party. There's PatS de Campagne with Walnuts and Juniper Berries. Fruit-Stuffed Cornish Hens. Caviar Eclairs. Blueberry Bisque. Plus over 300 more recipes for hors d'oeuvres, dips and sauces, picnic fare, entrSes, salads, soups, breads, desserts. Throughout the book are valuable menu and serving suggestions, literary quotes, food guides, food lore, and whimsical illustrations. Selection of the "Book-of-the-Month Club," "Quality Paperback Book Club," "Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books," "Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service," and the "ABA Basic Booklist." A James Beard Book Awards inductee into the cookbook Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009

Sheila Lukins co-authored The Silver Palate cookbook series and helped found The Silver Palate gourmet shop in New York City. She died Sunday of brain cancer at the age of 66. Lynne Rosetto Kasper, host of American Public Media's "The Splendid Table," talks with Ari Shapiro about the contributions Lukins made to American cooking. More at

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