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The Silver Spoon for Children: Favorite Italian Recipes (Hardcover)

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Want your child to cook like an Italian? The Silver Spoon for Children is the best way to start. What if your child could make their own Pizza Margherita? What about Tomato Bruschetta, Tuscan Minestrone Soup, Rigatoni with Meatballs, Chicken Stuffed with Marscapone, Foccaccia, or Fruits of the Forest Ice Cream? All of these recipes, and more, have been adapted just for children from Italy’s best‐selling culinary bible.

Broken into Lunches and Snacks, Pasta and Pizza, Main Courses and Desserts and Baking, The Silver Spoon for Children presents over 40 quick, wholesome and authentic Italian recipes that children aged 8 and above will love to cook and eat. The recipes have been thoroughly tested by an expert in children’s nutrition. The book also offers tips on cooking safely, which kitchen equipment to use, and how to make things as tasty as possible. Every step is described in detail accompanied by charming hand‐drawn illustrations and full‐color photographs of the finished dish that make the recipes fun and easy‐to‐follow.


About the Author


Amanda Grant is a food writer, broadcaster and mother of three. She has published several books about healthy eating for children, writes the Junior Cooks pages for Delicious magazine, and is passionate about teaching children about good food and how to cook.

Harriet Russell is a successful illustrator with a particular interest in food and Italy.


Praise For…

"For the pasta-loving kid... My 6-year old loved it... we were delighted when [the recipe] worked, hitting all the right notes - salty, sweet and creamy."—The New York Times

"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... Shows that it's never too early to start cooking... 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... Each step accompanied by a charming, hand-holding illustration."—Mail on Sunday

"Colorful, cleverly illustrated."—The New York Times Magazine

"The Silver Spoon for Children serves up 40 authentic, healthy recipes. The book's whimsical illustrations are easy to follow."—Parents Magazine

"In this beautifully produced children's version, food writer Grant has greatly reduced the original into an attractive, informative delight."—The Booklist

"Includes easy-to-follow directions for making pasta, which is so mind-blowingly easy and fun it makes you wonder why you ever bought Barilla."—Fatherly

"It makes pasta-making approachable, even for a young kid."—The Strategist/New York Magazine Online

Product Details
ISBN: 9780714857565
ISBN-10: 0714857564
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 16th, 2009
Pages: 104
Language: English