The Silver Spoon
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The Silver Spoon is the most influential1 and

  successful cookbook in Italy. Originally published in

  1950, it became an instant classic. Considered to be

  essential in every household, it is still one of the most

  popular wedding presents today.

  The Silver Spoon was conceived and published by

  Domus, the design and architectural magazine

  famously directed by Giò Ponti from the 1920s to the

  1970s. A group of cooking experts was

  commissioned to collect hundreds of traditional

  recipes from the different Italian regions and make

  them available for the first time to a wider 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 also

  included modern recipes from some of the most

  famous Italian chefs, resulting in a style of cooking

  that appeals to the gourmet2 as well as the occasional


  A comprehensive and lively book, its simple and

  user-friendly format3 makes it both accessible and a

  pleasure to read. It provides an introduction to every

  course, and an explanation of the main type of

  ingredients. Never translated before, The Silver

  Spoon has now been adapted to an international

  market, with every recipe checked for suitability,

  measurements converted and methods rewritten to

  accommodate cultural differences, yet maintaining

  the authenticity4 of real Italian cooking.

  The new layout emphasizes its contemporary appeal

  and the colour coding of each section simplifies the

  process of cross-referencing ingredients and

  methods. A section with original menus from the 15

  most famous Italian chefs of the last 50 years has

  been expanded to include original menus from Italian

  celebrity5 chefs working outside Italy.

  This is a substantial and prestigious6 cookbook that

  will share the bookshelves with other titles such as

  The Joy of Cooking and Larousse Gastronomique,

  another classic of national cuisine7. With over 2,000

  recipes illustrated8 with specially9 commissioned

  artwork and photography, the book is destined10 to

  become a classic in the Italian cooking booklist for

  the international market.


1 influential l7oxK     
  • He always tries to get in with the most influential people.他总是试图巴结最有影响的人物。
  • He is a very influential man in the government.他在政府中是个很有影响的人物。
2 gourmet 8eqzb     
  • What does a gourmet writer do? 美食评论家做什么?
  • A gourmet like him always eats in expensive restaurants.像他这样的美食家总是到豪华的餐馆用餐。
3 format giJxb     
  • Please format this floppy disc.请将这张软盘格式化。
  • The format of the figure is very tasteful.该图表的格式很雅致。
4 authenticity quyzq     
  • There has been some debate over the authenticity of his will. 对于他的遗嘱的真实性一直有争论。
  • The museum is seeking an expert opinion on the authenticity of the painting. 博物馆在请专家鉴定那幅画的真伪。
5 celebrity xcRyQ     
  • Tom found himself something of a celebrity. 汤姆意识到自己已小有名气了。
  • He haunted famous men, hoping to get celebrity for himself. 他常和名人在一起, 希望借此使自己获得名气。
6 prestigious nQ2xn     
  • The young man graduated from a prestigious university.这个年轻人毕业于一所名牌大学。
  • You may even join a prestigious magazine as a contributing editor.甚至可能会加入一个知名杂志做编辑。
7 cuisine Yn1yX     
  • This book is the definitive guide to world cuisine.这本书是世界美食的权威指南。
  • This restaurant is renowned for its cuisine.这家餐馆以其精美的饭菜而闻名。
8 illustrated 2a891807ad5907f0499171bb879a36aa     
adj. 有插图的,列举的 动词illustrate的过去式和过去分词
  • His lecture was illustrated with slides taken during the expedition. 他在讲演中使用了探险时拍摄到的幻灯片。
  • The manufacturing Methods: Will be illustrated in the next chapter. 制作方法将在下一章说明。
9 specially Hviwq     
  • They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.它们经过特别包装以便于堆放。
  • The machine was designed specially for demolishing old buildings.这种机器是专为拆毁旧楼房而设计的。
10 destined Dunznz     
  • It was destined that they would marry.他们结婚是缘分。
  • The shipment is destined for America.这批货物将运往美国。