5 great Italian cookbooks to invest in this summer

Italian cuisine, rich in beautiful recipe books, still captivates the palate. From a great team to big mom to the Missoni family, here are the best books to buy this summer.

The Vegetarian Silver Spoon (The vegetarian silver spoon)

As essential in Italian kitchens as the pasta machine or the sacrosanct parmigiano, The silver spoon succumb to the vegetarian diet this spring. A great first for this culinary bible which, since the 1950s, has democratized the specialties of Italy and its regions. Salivate over the pages, in front of pizzas with fresh tomatoes, soft ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach, or grilled vegetable gratins glazed with olive oil, these some 200 vegetarian recipes return to the fundamentals of the dish. cucina povera, the art of sublimating seasonal vegetables and inexpensive local food like Italy does best. A praise of simplicity and a subtle invitation to consider our senza carne menus.
45 euros, published by Phaidon, released in August 2020

The vegetarian silver spoon


The Missoni family cookbook

Compile the best recipes that the Missoni family has accumulated over the generations, this book, published by Assouline, celebrates Italian cuisine in all its forms. Between period photos, family anecdotes and wise advice, we learn how to prepare Milanese asparagus, spinach gnocchi, Sicilian fennel and orange salad … In short, everything we love in summer.
50 euros, published by Assouline