The Silver Spoon cookbook is to Italy what The Joy of Cooking is to America. It is the huge cookbook that young married couples and people starting out on their own are given. It is the cookbook that people inherit from their moms and grandmothers. It is the cookbook that has recipes for every dish imaginable; from basic soups and salads to crostini and pizza and pasta dishes galore, to guinea fowl with truffles baked in a packet, to all sorts of yummy Italian desserts like raspberry semifredo and tiramisu.
First published in Italy in 1950, The Silver Spoon has over 2000 easy to follow recipes, and includes a glossary of cooking terms, menus from famous Italian chefs, basic instructions for how to make all sorts of sauces, preserves and jellies, as well as wine pairings, cheese suggestions, and almost every other important food and eating related matter you can think of.
Here are just a few our favorite photos from The Silver Spoon:
All photos are from The Silver Spoon, copyright 2005.