I would like to introduce you to one of my most loved and treasured cookbooks. I adore this bible of culinary knowledge. The Silver Spoon is the biggest Italian cookbook you will ever find and really ever need. It is the most fabulous read along with having such an array of delicious photographs of the most stunning food you will ever have seen! The pages however are not lick-able even though they have been splattered by various foods and sauces and nor is there smello vision in the book, oh how I wish there was though!!
This book 'The Silver Spoon' has more than 2000 recipes (WOW), and the weight of the book is 3.158kg, super heavy. Chapters include antipasti, sauces, pasta, pizzas, eggs, fish, cheese, game, poultry, meat, offal (yuck), desserts and cakes (yum), as well as so much more too.
Now I have decided as well as everything else that I try and fit in to my week, that I am going to cook my way through this giant book of foodie knowledge. Yes, I am going for the whole 'Julie and Julia' stylie. The only difference is that I don't have a cat (thank goodness) but I have 4 children and a husband! So Whoop, this should be good! There is lots of foods of course that I have still never cooked. Lots that I have no idea on how to cook and also no doubt a variety that I would choose not to eat like lambs brains and bits, but hey, this is 2012 so anything is possible. No time limit is put on this, so lets be generous and just say a few years ahhhhh!! I am just going to have fun with it. A lesson of learning whilst cooking.
There will be no method at all, by that I mean I will hop around it from chapter to chapter and recipe to recipe, etc. Cook what I fancy!!
I will take a photograph of what I have cooked and give a brief description along with the page number in the book of what I did, but that will be it!! As this is a published book I just want to show you the end results of the recipes. You will fall in love with this book as I did, and no doubt end up buying it!! The reason why I thought I would set myself this huge challenge is really to just learn more. On how to prepare certain vegetables and also how to put together certain dishes and obtain the right flavour combinations. I also find it sometimes difficult to cook items that I would choose to not normally eat, eg: Offal..... So together we will enjoy and hopefully learn along the way.
|The Silver Spoon cookery book....|
The Silver Spoon is published by Phaidon at the cost of £29.99. Comments, method and advice feel free to comment. I will search out Recipe number one.