This cookbook is the perfect addition to any Italian food lover or vegetarian’s culinary bookshelf. With gorgeous photos, user-friendly formatting, and recipes that somehow manage to be both elegant and easy to make, The Vegetarian Silver Spoon contains everything you could ask of a cookbook. Great for vegetarian and vegan chefs as well as anyone looking to try their hand at the perfect contorno (vegetable side dish).— Jess
More than 200 delicious classic and contemporary Italian vegetarian recipes from the acclaimed Silver Spoon kitchen
The latest title to join Phaidon's Silver Spoon library features more than 200 recipes for Italian vegetarian dishes, with a particular emphasis on healthy meat-free options for appetizers, main dishes, salads, sides, and desserts. Recipes range from classic dishes that are traditionally vegetarian to contemporary dishes that introduce ingredients borrowed from outside Italy's culinary culture. The book is easy to navigate, thanks to its recipe icons, while gorgeous specially commissioned photographs bring its delicious dishes to life.
First published in 1950, Il Cucchiaio d'Argento, published in English by Phaidon as The Silver Spoon, is the ultimate compilation of traditional home-cooking Italian dishes. A global bestseller, this book, together with its many offshoots, has taught home cooks around the world how to cook like an Italian and enrich their lives with fresh ingredients and delicious recipes. This is the first vegetarian collection from The Silver Spoon.
"No one does a family gathering quite like the Italians, so take inspiration from their seasonal, veg-packed cuisine to create your own savoury showstopper – perfect for Easter or a Sunday lunch." —Vegetarian Living
"In this book, the writing is clear, the photos inviting, and above all, the sheer breadth of tasty-sounding dishes encyclopedic enough that any level of cook can find something to make. For fans of Italian cuisine, it's impossible to flip through the pages without salivating, vegetarian or not."—Eater
"Great options for home cooks." —Library Journal Reviews
"Merging the classic with the current, this evolution is central to The Vegetarian Silver Spoon. In line with an increased interest in plant-based eating, it feels new while simultaneously tapping into a wealth of time-honoured Italian dishes built on grains, legumes and vegetables." —National Post—-