Classic Cookbooks

For some, Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when cookbooks come off shelves and get put to use. With last month's English-language release of the Italian classic The Silver Spoon, lauded as the bible of Italian cuisine, and the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Joy of Cooking in 2006, we decided to take a look at other books that have made it into …

The Silver Spoon

Phaidon Press is widely admired for making some of the best looking, best designed, and best printed design, art and photography books. When they announce the first cookbook in their catalog you know it's going to be something very special. The Silver Spoon has long been considered the bible of Italian cuisine. Originally published more than 50 years ago it was the first cookbook that …