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A stunning cookbook containing more than 50 authentic recipes from the tables of Sicily, the most characterful region of Italy


Price: USD$39.95

  • A stunning cookbook containing more than 50 authentic recipes from the tables of Sicily, the most characterful region of Italy
  • Recipes are accompanied by texts detailing traditional Sicilian ingredients, producers, food markets and specialty stores
  • Contains specially commissioned photography of landscapes and products from all provinces of Sicily, from Palermo and Catania to Messina and Trapani
  • All-new, authentic and easy-to-follow recipes from the Silver Spoon kitchen, ranging from simple antipasti to delicious desserts

Suitable for cooks of all abilities, Sicily will show you how to impress your family and friends with the most nutritious and fresh flavours enjoyed by Sicilians for hundreds of years.

Featuring more than 50 simple and authentic recipes from the Silver Spoon kitchen, Sicily is a culinary journey through an island that is unique among the many regions of Italy.

Sicily’s position away from the mainland, its blend of Arabic and Mediterranean influences and its sun-drenched climate have led to the evolution of one of the country’s most distinct and exciting cuisines.

Each chapter examines one of Sicily’s provinces, with fascinating narrative texts examining the key produce and ingredients that are found in each area, such as pasta with sardines from Palermo, and couscous from Trapani, interwoven with the recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by a stunning image of the finished dish, and the beautiful and diverse landscape of Sicily, its produce and its people are illustrated in specially commissioned photographs.


Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Pages: 272 pp
Illustrations: 153 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714863528

  Sicily’s traditional dishes will transport you to a world of simple preparations, colourful ingredients and rich, complex flavours.
- The Financial Times

Forget your next Dolmio day and take a leaf out of Phaidon's new Sicily cookbook. - highlights the best of the island's regions - the recipes are simple, so you'll be wowing your friends [ - ] in no time.
- Thomas Cook Travel

Contents and Sections:

The Original Fusion Cuisine

  • Prawns (shrimp) with capers
  • Trapani-style couscous
  • Baked Grouper
  • Tuna with potatoes and honey sauce
  • Veal escalopes (scallops) with marsala
  • Biscuits (cookies) with citron jam
  • Chickpea fritters
  • Spaghetti rolls
  • Maltagliati with aggrassatu
  • Pasta with sardines
  • Sicilian pizza
  • Spaghettini fritters
  • Cannoli
  • Sicilian cassata
  • Anchovy sauce
  • Pasta with anchovies
  • Prawns (shrimp) with 'conza'
  • Sardines beccafico
  • Orange salad
  • Almond biscuits
  • Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli
  • Chicken pie
  • Convent biscuits (cookies)
  • Sesame seed biscuits (cookies)
  • Salmoriglio sauce
  • Messina-style swordfish rolls
  • Baked swordfish
  • Messina-style cod
  • Pasta pie
  • Coffee granita
  • Sweets with tortirici marzipan
  • Stuffed aubergine (eggplant) slices
  • Pasta wheels with sausage sauce
  • Fennel sausages with oranges and bread
  • Sweet fritters with citrus syrup
  • Stuffed rice balls
  • Classic caponata
  • Pasta with tomato sauce and aubergines (eggplant)
  • Pistachio ice cream
  • Tinniruma soup
  • Vegetable stew
  • Sweet-and-sour meatballs
  • Pasta with broccoli and anchovies
  • Sweet ricotta pastries
  • Fried stuff tomatoes
  • Wild vegetable caponata
  • Sweet-and-sour Nebrodi rabbit
  • Coffee jelly (gelatin)


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