Da Silvano Cookbook
Da Silvano Cookbook from the Italian restaurant in New York's Greenwich Village features recipes from Silvano Marchetto's famed restaurant. This famous New York City eatery is visited by regulars from Jack Nicholson to Paul McCartney. If you love the flavors of Italy, don't miss this valuable cooking resource.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 204 pages
Author: Silvano Marchetto
Description: Restaurateur Silvano Marchetto brought authentic Italian cooking to New York when he opened his now legendary restaurant twenty-six years ago. First gaining popularity with the denizens of the Soho art scene in the 1970s, Silvano's clientele has grown to include devoted diners drawn from the ranks of media, fashion, publishing, film, and music. Silvano's engaging, effusive personality makes everyone feel welcome as he strives to please each individual customer, celebrities and locals, regulars and first-timers alike.
But the best part of Da Silvano is the menu, always blending the freshest seasonal ingredients to create dishes striking in their elegant simplicity, and this, too, sets Silvano's cookbook apart from the rest. What makes Silvano's recipes so unique and beguiling is his effortless mingling of Tuscan culinary heritage with the world of influences he's absorbed while working, traveling, and living in various locations around the globe. Like the man himself, Silvano's menu is the product of an impeccable palate and an open mind, a realm where tradition and innovation are seamlessly integrated: Linguine alle Vongole (linguine with clams) coexists with an Italian rendition of Tuna Tartar; Cacciucco (a Tuscan fish stew) with Cold Poached Salmon, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina with Silvano's wonderfully original and simple Pollo alla Birra (chicken cooked in beer).
Infused with Silvano's inimitable charm, Da Silvano Cookbook sparkles with the pleasure that comes from making and eating fresh and delicious food. Peppered with handwritten testimonials from Silvano's regulars, including Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Paul McCartney, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Da Silvano Cookbook is a delight to peruse and an indispensable guide to the best Italian cuisine.----
Condition: Jacket has 1/2 tear in back side edge. Front cover has slight laminate wear and a worn corner tip. Further good condition.