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The Silver Palate Cookbook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Very fun to read

    My softbound book is well used and I am very happy to have found a digital copy. This is not just a great cookbook, but also a great read. The anecdotes and side panel information are really what make this book stand out. The recipes always turn out well, a definite plus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Finally found this again!

    I've been trying to find a copy of this cookbook for years. My ex and I each get the original one for half the year! Thanksgiving dinner has to have the apple sausage stuffing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Glad I finally bought it!

    Great reference for recipes that have become standards in all gourmet kitchens.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Better Than the Original

    The only thing better than the original Silver Palate Cookbook is this new 25th anniversary edition. It contains the recipe for their world-famous Chicken Marbella, which alone is worth the price of the book. It is an easy to follow, easy to read cookbook with recipes that will suit both the novice and those of us who are always looking for something different for tonight's dinner. The full color illustrations are glorious, and the flavor combinations are outstanding. This is a great cookbook to give to newlyweds as well as celebrants of 25th or later anniversaries, Like the best cookbooks, it is also fascinating to read just for the fun of it.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    A great classic cookbook!

    This is a book I have used for years and love to give as a gift. In its day, it was innovative, using good, fresh ingredients in creative and healthy ways--often classic recipes, but with a flair. Maybe an unexpected or unusual ingredient, or an extra-rich dessert. The cookbook has worn well over the years, and still seems fresh and new.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Great Recipes

    I have a few Silver Palate cookbooks. This one is easy to read, easy recipes and I now have a great cookbook for our cottage. I had to make dinner for 80 people and made Chicken Mirabella - it received rave reviews. Good cookbook to buy for your kitchen library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2008

    This cookbook will endure for the ages

    When I first began to learn how to cook I was overwhelmed with the array of cookbooks on the market. I purchased several compilations and found many of the recipes to have uneven results. You could spend an hour on a recipe only to have it turn out to be the blandest meal ever produced. In came The Silver Palate Cookbook by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. This cookbook was notable for breaking away from traditional American fare, creating celebrated innovative American recipes and incorporating fresh ingredients. It now seems like a staid proposition, but twenty-five years ago, using fresh ingredients was a novel idea. While some cookbooks are formidable in size, The Silver Palate perfectly hits its stride with just enough recipes, covering finger food, fish, cheese, meat, dessert, vegetable and drink dishes. The most wonderful part of this book is that the recipes are uniformly fantastic. Chili for a Crowd, Minty Cucumber Salad, and the favorite, Chicken Marabella, are not only simple in their execution, they are delicious. Although I haven't made a dent in the dessert section, for fear of changing my entire diet solely to sweets, the dessert recipes I have tried are scrumptious. The book is enhanced with sidebars that explain how to cook herbs, or prepare edible flowers. The only cautionary note is that The Silver Palate includes a hefty amount of rich ingredients, which today, you can easily find substitute products and still get the same excellent results. Quill says: Cookbooks come and go, but this one will endure for the ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    Wonderful and Full of Tradition!

    This original edition of this cookbook has been in my mother's kitchen for as long as I can remember. The recipes she found in it helped make it the warm, fragrant, delicious place that I remember. Now that I'm newly married, this new edition has found a permanent place in my kitchen. Some of my husband's and my favorite recipes are from this cookbook! It's a must-have for any kitchen.

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