Italian culture is defined in part by the art of cooking, blending ancient traditions with contemporary innovation. First published in 2005, The Silver Spoon has helped transform a generation of English speakers into experienced Italian cooks.
The Silver Spoon Classic is a luxurious collection of 170 of the most authentic recipes from the world’s leading Italian cookbook, complete with new photography and a fresh, updated design.
The title of this seminal cookbook derives from the English phrase, “a baby born with a silver spoon in her mouth,” which describes someone who has been born into a rich heritage.
The original Il Cucchio d’Argento was published in 1950. Since then, millions of copies have been sold around the world. Phaidon’s 2005 edition was followed by an updated and revised edition in 2011, which continues to be the most authoritative book on Italian home cooking.
The Silver Spoon Classic is the definitive compilation of the original cookbook’s best and most iconic recipes, featuring newly photographed dishes and written in language that is accessible to gourmands and beginners alike.