Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Roasting, Stewing, Braising

150 inspiring and authentic Italian recipes for meat, poultry, and game – from the world's most trusted authority on Italian cuisine

The Silver Spoon


Price: USD$49.95

150 inspiring and authentic Italian recipes for meat, poultry, and game – from the world's most trusted authority on Italian cuisine.

The Italian approach to cooking with meat is to keep things straightforward and maximize the flavour. This book showcases simple, hearty dishes that are true to this tradition, from chicken cacciatore and braised beef with Barolo to osso buco and Roman lamb. With more than 150 recipes, most published for the first time in English, it's comprehensive and authoritative, demystifying the different cuts, cooking methods, and techniques unique to each meat type - along with the side dishes that best complement them.


Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Pages: 312 pp
Illustrations: 100 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714874975

First published in 1950, The Silver Spoon is the most successful cookbook in Italy, selling more than one million copies, and trusted to include the most authentic and traditional recipes from throughout the country.

"Want to cook authentic Italian recipes? New book Recipes from an Italian Butcher shows you how... Mouth watering dishes... Stunning... Showcases the rich diversity in the Italian approach to cooking meat. Sumptuous and hearty dishes... The ultimate guide to preparing and eating meat the Italian way."—Stir It Up

"A charming and rustic collection of meat orientated recipes... What results is a cookbook where the running theme is respect... Recipes that at their core are simple, honest and often inexpensive [and] will make you want to go to your local butcher [...] bring a piece of meat home and really do it justice, usig the best fresh ingredients and age-old techniques."—The Essential Journal

"Osso bucco, chicken cacciatore, orange-scented entrecôte with pancetta, veal polpettine meatballs and Roman spring lamb... Recipes from an Italian Butcher is the newly released cookbook that'll teach you how to make all these Italian classics plus many more... It's not all meat, there's also a temping selection of side dishes like peas with pancetta, courgette ribbons with pink peppercorns, and delicate peperonata to add balance to your table and satiate any vegetarian guests... There are also plenty of practical tips and guidance on the Italian, American, and British cuts of meat making it a user friendly guide to dip into wherever you are, and ensure that you're speaking the same lingo as your local butcher."—FineDiningLovers.com

"The most successful Italian cookbook of all time." —The Times

"A seriously comprehensive guide that shows that Italian food is about more than just pasta and pizza... One for serious Italophiles." —Gordon Ramsay, The Times


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