The Silver Spoon

Author(s): Phaidon Press Editors; Alberto Capatti; Edward Park (By (photographer)); Staff (Translator)



"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.



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'The most successful Italian cookbook of all time.'The Financial Times

'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

'Without a doubt, this season's one indispensable cookbook is The Silver Spoon... magnificent.' This Week

'Not so much one more Italian cookbook as the one-volume encyclopedia of Italian home cookery.' The Wall Street Journal

'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

'The Silver Spoon is as delicious to look at as the recipes inside.' Scotland on Sunday Christmas Guide

'A brilliant source of inspiration.' Best Books of 2011 Delicious

'Time-honoured recipes that make this a one-stop reference book for traditional Italian cooking.' House and Garden

'The ultimate kitchen companion.' Mindfood Magazine

General Fields

  • : 9780714862453
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : 3.153
  • : September 2011
  • : 270mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Phaidon Press Editors; Alberto Capatti; Edward Park (By (photographer)); Staff (Translator)
  • : Hardback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 641.5945
  • : 1505
  • : 400 colour