The Silver Spoon for Children: Favourite Italian RecipesAmanda Grant

Following the huge success of The Silver Spoon (the most influential and successful Italian cookbook of the last 50 years), this edition, adapted especially for children, presents 40 authentic, quick, wholesome and easy-to-make Italian recipes that kids 10 and above will love to cook and eat. The recipes have been chosen for their simple instructions, fresh and healthy ingredients and delicious flavour, and are guaranteed to appeal to the fussiest of children.

A specialist in the field of children's food and nutrition has selected the recipes to ensure they are well balanced, safe and perfect for children to use. The book is fully illustrated throughout, using specially commissioned illustrations to add a lively and charming feel and finished photographs of the finished dish. The Silver Spoon for Children makes cooking fun, clear and accessible for children aged 10 and up.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 100 pp
  • Illustrations: 100 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714857466

Harriet Russell has contributed illustrations to a wide variety of periodicals and projects, including Jamie Oliver's School Dinners scheme, and designed covers for numerous novels, as well as writing and illustrating a series of her own books. She lives and works in London.

Amanda Grant is a specialist in children's nutrition and cookery.

‘A successful children's cookbook is not an easy thing to do but Phaidon has managed in spades. This charming book hits exactly the right note: childlike but not childish and neither intimidating nor patronising... The design is enchanting with colourful step-by-step drawings. A fabulous gift.’ ― The Bookseller

‘Set to inspire budding cooks of 10 and over... Just the job for bored children on rainy half-term afternoons.’ ― The Daily Telegraph

‘The adorable bambino of The Silver Spoon... An appealing idea, sweetly done.’ ― Mail on Sunday

‘My 6 year-old loved it!’ ― The New York Times

‘There is no better way to start cooking Italian food with your little one than with this book. Pizza Margherita, rigatoni with meatballs, focaccia bread - you name it. This book's got it.’ ―

‘The recipes are specially selected for children's abilities and explained in clear step-by-step instructions. The best aspect of this book is this illustration: they are funny and eye-catching but also effective at conveying instruction. Altogether a lovely book.’ ―