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The Silver Spoon

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 the 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.


‘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

‘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

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

‘A brilliant source of inspiration.’  Delicious

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



01 January, 1950


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