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The Silver Spoon : New Edition - Phaidon

The Silver Spoon

New Edition

By: Phaidon

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2011
ISBN: 9780714862453
Number Of Pages: 1505

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The Silver Spoon, the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years, is now available in a brand new revised edition. Originally published in 1950, it became an instant classic, selling over one million copies in eight editions. Considered essential in every household, it continues to be one Italy’s most popular wedding presents.

The Silver Spoon was first conceived and published by Domus, Italy’s famed design and architectural magazine. A select group of cooking experts were commissioned to collect hundreds of traditional Italian 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. They furthermore included modern recipes from some of the most famous Italian chefs, resulting in a style of cooking that appeals to the gourmet chef and the amateur enthusiast alike.

A comprehensive and lively book, its uniquely stylish and user-friendly format makes it accessible and a pleasure to read. The new 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. Its over 2,000 recipes are illustrated with newly commissioned photographs and contains a new section of menus by celebrated chefs cooking traditional Italian food.


Great book, simple recipes


This book brings back the simplicity of good Italian cooking to the kitchen. I'd happily cook only the recipes in this book for the rest of my days.

Doncaster East, VIC


Great cookbook, Excellent website


I've always wanted this cookbook - and I wasn't disappointed - it's my encyclopedia of Italian recipes. Booktopia had the best price, their service was great and shipping was super fast- highly recommend using this website *****



Its one of my favourite cooking books


If you love traditional Italian cooking - this book is for you



More people would love this book


New dishes, simple to use, inspiring ideas, simple meals. Opens up all recipes while keeping it all relatively simple.

Vic, Australia


A must for every kitchen!


Beautifully bound, well written and well set out. Excellent quality.



It was what I was looking for.


Lacked recipes I expected to be in this Kind of cooking encyclopaedia.



Italian Secrets


Fantastic & easy to understand. The recipes in this book are traditional and simple with an insight to wonderful Italian cuisine.

Perth, Australia


Awesome Book


This is a great reference book. A really good gift and should be an addition to any budding home cook. The only Italian cook you you will ever need.

Melbourne, AU


The Silver Spoon

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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

ISBN: 9780714862453
ISBN-10: 0714862452
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1505
Published: 24th October 2011
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 18.2  x 7.3
Weight (kg): 3.18
Edition Number: 1