Silvia’s Cucina, the cookbook!


My dear friends, it is with great trepidation and excitement that I can finally announce to you all that my first cookbook, Silvia’s Cucina will be released  in stores and online on September 25! This is just a day after the wonderful Matt Moran will host my book launch at his restaurant, Chiswick. Have I won the lottery, I wonder?                                                                              I have had the honour of being hand-picked by the delightful Julie Gibbs at Penguin Australia amongst a multitude of food bloggers. To this day I can’t quite fathom why she chose my blog and my story over so many on offer to her, but, here I am, exuding pride and joy as I share with you such exciting news. One thing is for sure, I would not be writing this post hadn’t I been so lucky to gather such a generous and loyal readership, so keen to explore my recipes, try them and share them with friends and family. To you all, GRAZIE MILLE! The process of writing this book has been exceptionally creative and fulfilling and it took about 18 months to go from first day of writing, to print. But there it is, my legacy in 220 pages!                         Take a look at a few images (photos by Chris Chen) and let me know what you think!



My Mum’s Roasted Capsicum Salad

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Il Peposo, A Feisty Tuscan Stew

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Torta Gianduja, flourless dark chocolate and hazelnut cake

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Is the book launch going to be a private invitation only?
    Enzo (aka Casa e Cucina)

    1. and a big congratulations and well deserved Silvia

  2. Joseph says:

    Silvia, congratulations on you new cookbook. There no doubt it will be a complete success. I been through about 30 of your blog recipes all with great success, I can’t wait to purchase you book. Would there be a way to get a autographed copy. I am here in the USA

    1. Thanks Joseph, I will look into it!

      1. Joseph says:

        Silvia, not having any luck finding your book here in the US. Will Penguin distribute in the US??

      2. Dear Joseph, I hope so! I will let you know when it does. Thanks for your support

  3. Ally says:

    STUNNING!! What a work of art… ***swooning*** xo

    1. You darling girl! xxx

  4. How wonderful for you, Silvia. I wish you a great deal of success with your beautidul looking book.

    1. Thanks jovina! Keep up Italian home-cooking!

  5. Silvia!!! I just got goosebumps reading this!!!! I am SO excited for you. Your recipes are absolutely lovey- and the photos and styling above are STUNNING! I cannot wait to have a copy of your book. Well done! Xoxo Emilie 🙂

    1. Thanks Emilie! Your support and kindness bring a big smile to my face,
      Silvia xxx

  6. Adri says:

    Complimenti! Silvia, I can tell you exactly why you were selected for the book deal. Your work is professional, and beautiful – oh, and by the way amica, your recipes work! Also, to be frank, your are truly beautiful, and these days publishers are looking for what they call “the whole package.” This is just so thrilling. It must be like having another baby! These photographs are glorious. I wish you utmost success! Bravissima!

    1. Adri, you are so kind to say that! I am so lucky blogging about Italian food has made me connect with people like you!

  7. Oh how very exciting Silvia, un sogno che diventa la realtà! Huge congratulations, an inspiration to us food bloggers out there

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, it’s been quite surreal and so very exciting!

  8. Paul Wilson says:

    Silvia, heartiest congratulations and a well deserved success. I just love Italian cuisine and every time I have used your recipes they have come out excellent even looking like the photos that accompany your recipe. Anyway like many of your fans also am wondering whether there will be a public book launch and will there be a chance to purchase autographed copies. I want 5 so far!

    1. Dear Paul, thanks so much for your support! We had a launch last week, but it was a private event, alas! If you send me your address I can organize for signed Penguin book plates to be sent to you.

      All the best

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure your hard work will be rewarded. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for your kind words!

  10. Su says:

    Congratulations Silvia. This is fantastic!

  11. Congratulations Silvia! And I agree with Adri – you’re the whole package. The photos above are magnificent and I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out to see the rest. Brava!!!

    1. Thanks Laney! You are always so lovely.

  12. Ciao Silvia.
    Mille grazie for the pingback! It is a pleasure to stumble across your blog, Congratulations on the publishing of your cookbook! Wishing you many blessings! !

    1. Thanks Rita, and congrats on your great blog!

  13. Leona says:

    Thank you for letting us know when your book launches, I have been waiting for it to come out! Congratulations Silvia, I know it will be my most used cook book.

    1. Thanks Leona,
      Your support means a lot to me!

  14. Congrats! This is so wonderful and exciting!

    1. Grazie Ale! A long time in the making, but finally it’s out!

  15. Buona Fortuna, Silvia! You’re recipes are just wonderful and deserve to be published. I can’t wait to purchase it.

    1. Thanks so much, you kind words mean a lot to me!

  16. jouresfood says:

    This is fantastic! Congratulations!

    1. Thanks so so much for your support and kindness! Silvia

  17. Vivianne says:

    Sylvia … Again big Congrats! on THE cookbook 🙂
    Any chance it will be available in Canada ?

    1. Thanks Vivianne,

      I am not sure about international distribution yet. I will keep you posted! Silvia

  18. Congrats Silvia – beautiful cover. I saw your book in the window of Hill of Content in Melbourne when I left work just now – wow!! Che brava

  19. Jan says:

    Congratulations Silvia!! Cant wait to get a copy. Its thanks to blogs like yours that gave me the inspiration to do my own blog and explore all the recipes I’d been frightened of, especially bread!! So grazie mille yourself.
    Warmest of regards

  20. Dorothy Becchinelli says:

    Will contact my local book store, “the book store”
    in DeFuniak Springs, Fl.(that’s the pan handle, NW FL.). Quite awhile since I have purchased a new cook book.
    Cent anno!, Dorothy

    1. Oh, thanks Dorothy, this makes me most happy!

      1. Dorothy Becchinelli says:

        Know how important it is to share, and pass it forward. My brother-in-law, the late John C. Schoenherr,( miss him so), and his son, Ian G.Schoenherr,Both artists, illustrators and writers. Wish I could have it signed, but more important to just have it!
        Boun appetto, Dorothy Becchinelli
        Please forgive any misspelled words!

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