Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest…

The Cocktail Book

The Cocktail Book

Originally published in 1900, The Cocktail Book, is said to be the first book ever published that was solely dedicated to cocktails. Not as famous as the likes of The Savoy Cocktail Book, it is nonetheless a little gem, so it’s unsurprising the British Library has republished this American guide and interspersed it with illustrations…

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Out September 3rd, Where to Drink Beer is the latest in Phaidon’s highly successful ‘Where to…’ guides – previous editions include guides to restaurants, pizza, cocktails and coffee. Their success is thanks in the main to their being second to none in the quality and depth of places they list. Where to Drink Beer has…

Our Planet ★★★

Our Planet ★★★

In his speech at the Natural History Museum, in front of the Prince of Wales and Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, for the launch event of Our Planet David Attenborough had a strong message for us all. We are living through what can only be described as our planet’s 6th mass extinction event. 160 years after…

La Scala

La Scala

As you’d except from the home of opera, Italy is full of famous, and some even great opera houses – but none surpasses the Teatro alla Scala. Built in 1776-78 with the approval of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the stage at La Scala has played host to many of the preeminent names in…