The Silver Palate Cookbook, 25th Anniversary Edition by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

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    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: ham; Gruyère cheese; eggs; ground cayenne pepper; all-purpose flour; sesame seeds; parsley; prosciutto; breadcrumbs
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: heavy cream; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Roquefort cheese; heavy cream; apples; all-purpose flour; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: smoked salmon; heavy cream; dill; all-purpose flour; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre
    • Ingredients: Gruyère cheese; heavy cream; Dijon mustard; ham; all-purpose flour; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: scallions; heavy cream; crabmeat; all-purpose flour; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: heavy cream; mushrooms; all-purpose flour; nutmeg
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: heavy cream; olive oil; all-purpose flour; nutmeg; red peppers; green peppers
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: scallions; whipping cream; eggs; all-purpose flour; Montrachet cheese; butter
    • Categories: Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; French; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: basil; herbes de Provence; red peppers; yellow onions
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: Parmesan cheese; all-purpose flour; butter
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Roquefort cheese; filo pastry; pistachio nuts; cream cheese; butter
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: feta cheese; ricotta cheese; dill; filo pastry; nutmeg; butter; frozen spinach
    • Accompaniments: Greek lemon soup
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking ahead; Cooking for a crowd
    • Ingredients: Parmesan cheese; ricotta cheese; filo pastry; prosciutto; butter; egg yolks; dried rosemary
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Cooking for a crowd; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Parmesan cheese; eggs; milk; butter; all-purpose flour
    • Categories: Stuffing; Side dish; Cooking for a crowd; Greek
    • Ingredients: scallions; long grain rice; lemons; mint; canned tomatoes; ground lamb; preserved grape leaves; olive oil
    • Categories: Stuffing; Side dish
    • Ingredients: fennel seeds; black olives; Italian sausages; parsley; Parmesan cheese; milk; white mushrooms; nutmeg
    • Categories: Stuffing; Side dish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: feta cheese; Gruyère cheese; dill; walnuts; mushrooms; frozen spinach
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Grills & BBQ; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre
    • Ingredients: green peppers; cherry tomatoes; pearl onions; mixed dried herbs; soy sauce; dry sherry; lamb
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mixed dried herbs; soy sauce; dry sherry
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre
    • Ingredients: honey; dry mustard; Dijon mustard; soy sauce; sesame oil; apple cider vinegar; spare ribs
    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre
    • Ingredients: chicken wings; celery seeds; ground cinnamon; thyme; garlic; tomato paste
    • Categories: Sauces for meat; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: honey; Dijon mustard; apple cider vinegar; dry mustard; sesame oil; soy sauce
    • Categories: Sauces, general; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: celery seeds; ground cinnamon; thyme; garlic; tomato paste
    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre
    • Ingredients: shallots; dill; garlic; shrimp

Notes about this book

  • featherbooks on April 19, 2013

    Notable Recipes according to 101 Classic Cookbooks (2012): Chicken Marbella, p. 501, Chili for a Crowd, Curried Butternut Squash Soup, p. 348, Decadent Chocolate Cake, Pasta Puttanesca, p. 444, Roast Lamb with Peppercorn Crust, Salmon Mousse, p. 322, Six Onion Soup, Tarragon Chicken Salad, p. 369, Tomato, Montrachet and Basil Salad.

  • nomadchowwoman on January 17, 2010

    With this book, published just as I was teaching myself to cook, I became obsessed. I learned to care about ingredients, appreciate olive oils, vinegars, fresh herbs. I've probably made more recipes from The Silver Palate than any other in my collection.

  • crjoburke on December 26, 2009

    Historic and authentic Italian recipes. Every Italian bride receives this book

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Chunky apple walnut cake

    • jzanger on September 27, 2010

      This cake has it all: it's moist, full of apple flavor, and it's got booze goin' on! Really, it's consistently impressive and delicious. 09/12 addition: because there is so much apple be sure to cut cubes between 1/2 and 3/4 inches. I've also decided that next time I will try using only 1 and 1/4 cups sugar baked into the cake

  • Chicken Marbella

    • Laura on November 05, 2010

      I know this is a really popular dish, howver, I have to say, I'm just not crazy about it.

    • ellabee on December 22, 2012

      This is excellent made with skin-on thighs. Original recipe is several times too sweet; restrict sugar to amt needed to dust the skins sitting above the braising liquid (so that they glaze and crisp; if necessary, run them under broiler to do so).

    • KarenS on September 18, 2011

      Love this recipe! The play of sweet, sour, salty, savory flavors is marvelous. Plus it's a great make ahead dish for a crowd -- marinate it the night before, dump on a baking sheet and stick in the oven. I use a generous variety of dried fruits, especially apricots, not just prunes, and I quarter them so they scatter more nicely. I use skinless, bone-in chicken thighs rather than a whole chicken. I'm pretty generous with the capers and olives. And I never put the brown sugar on (which isn't even on the EYB list) -- I accidentally left it off the first time, and thought the dish was plenty sweet without it.

    • lorloff on May 02, 2016

      Excellent dish used a combination of prunes and apricots. Doubled the garlic and used about 1.5 X the olives. A real winner delicious. used only chicken thighs bone in with skin

    • jenn on December 23, 2012

      As others have written, this is a great go-to recipe, but it is much better with only a small amount of brown sugar sprinkled over the top before baking.

    • damazinah on June 28, 2016

      I wasn't crazy about this. It was really just another marinated chicken recipe.

    • themadladybug on July 11, 2020

      We love this recipe. I make it for special dinners with guests. I agree with the others only using enough sugar to sprinkle on the chicken. I am always amazed how people come back and dig around for all the prunes. Delicious. But I have noticed that people who do not like meat cooked with fruit do not like this recipe.

    • Amyateit on November 20, 2021

      I make this often enough that I like to play around with it. Sometimes adding dried apricot, golden raisins and/or roasted red peppers.

  • Braised short ribs of beef

    • Laura on November 14, 2009

      Pg. 129. Made this last night and it was quite good, although I expect it will be even better as leftovers tonight as the flavors will have had more time to deepen.

    • MarciK on January 11, 2022

      I had lots of choices for short ribs, and I selected this because it seemed like something I could put together over my lunch hour. I ended up with two different cuts of short ribs, not exactly the size in the recipe. This didn’t present a problem. I ended up using 4 cups of beef stock instead of 3 to cover per the instructions. I also added a slurry of flour and cold water about 20 minutes before taking it out because I wanted a thicker gravy. This was delicious, easy to make, and a great option for those who don’t cook with alcohol. This is a dinner party-worthy dish to impress guests, and I’m already thinking about when to plan one so I can cook it for guests.

  • Navarin of lamb

    • Laura on April 14, 2011

      I have owned this book for at least 20 years and yet I had never made this recipe before. I chose it as a way to use up some homemade beef stock that has been in my freezer since January. This is a nice, light spring stew, not to be confused with a hearty stew. The sauce was, as intended, quite thin, although tasty. It did not have the depth of flavor of a heartier stew, it was more delicately flavored. I realize that the snow peas were intended to compliment the spring-like nature of the stew, but they really didn't work for me. I'd replace them with mushrooms and new potatoes. I'd also add more pearl onions.

    • Dannausc on March 30, 2018

      I made it without the cognac. I accidentally put the sauce ingredients in the casserole with the lamb instead of cooking the sauce first in the skillet. It still turned out fine. It was a pretty decent dish, though not necessarily one I'd make again.

  • Chili for a crowd

    • Lee on January 10, 2015

      Very nice chili. Some wanted it to be hotter, but it is a great base recipe that can be tweaked.

    • Salt on May 24, 2011

      This chili is outstanding! The use of sausage in it is wonderful. We have been making this for years without the beans...I always add a little extra mustard. Terrific flavor - even better the next day.

    • Rachaelsb on October 30, 2013

      Great straightforward chili--not too complex. Easy and quick to make. Could even add more sausage.

  • Chocolate-chip cookies

    • Lee on October 30, 2022

      Search no further! Delicious

    • Bwolfe2 on April 19, 2017

      These were delicious. I added coconut and pecans, using the variation options.

    • averythingcooks on April 20, 2017

      I read a review somewhere (maybe here?? I can't remember) that said "I'll stick to my go to Silver Palate chocolate chip cookie recipe"... So I made them that weekend - and will make them again and again . They were delicious and VERY popular with everyone!

  • Minted sweet pea and spinach soup

    • ellabee on May 26, 2014

      Excellent. Lunch guests 28 May 2014 asked for recipe (served w Smitten Kitchen asparagus-stuffed eggs). Used two 9-oz pkgs spinach, one 12-oz peas, and 3.5 cups homemade chicken stock; also squeezed thawed spinach v thoroughly before cooking. Didn't do separating etc, just buzzed with immersion blender until smooth enough. In retrospect, having recently read tip from Judy Rodgers of Zuni Cafe on immersion blending, would follow SP advice because my all-at-once approach took way too long to reach desired smoothness. Made day before; removed from fridge an hour ahead of gentle reheating, which took 20 minutes.

  • Hummus bi tahini

    • mlbatt on June 10, 2017

      This is my favorite Hummus recipe. I have been making this for over 20 years using either canned or freshly cooked garbanzos (preferred); this was a real favorite back in my catering days. Over time, I have adjusted the amount of garlic, lemon, salt and cumin to taste (lots of each, but must be balanced).

    • Bloominanglophile on June 13, 2013

      I have been making this recipe for almost 20 years now. Store bought hummus cannot compare to this. I confess to using canned chickpeas for a quick evening meal--someday I will try it with dried chickpeas. Anyway, I just use 2 cans of chickpeas instead of ending up with a partially used can--works out fine. I also toast the cumin seeds before grinding for more flavor. Do add the lemon juice gradually--I usually use less than called for. I serve this with pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, red pepper and cucumber for a light meal. This is also great for a picnic--travels well.

    • adukeman on March 01, 2015

      I made the recipe as directed. I used dried chickpeas, cooked in a pressure cooker therefore skipping the usual overnight soaking. I put them in the food processor bowl while still warm. This made for a smooth-as-silk hummus. I was surprised the recipe needed all the lemon and garlic, but it most certainly did. Perfect batch!

  • Tapenade dip

    • CorgiMom on January 14, 2013

      This recipe is easy as can be and makes a tapenade which blows the socks off what you can buy commercially. I usually skip the tuna and add a couple more anchovies, and skip the mayo and basil.

  • Zucchini-watercress soup

    • jodies on January 09, 2020

      Excellent and easy!

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She didn't give it a rating.

    • ashallen on December 08, 2019

      A very simple but very nice soup. I use homemade chicken stock and usually leave it unpureed.

  • Chicken Dijonnaise

    • DKennedy on February 23, 2015

      This has been a go to recipe of mine for many years. It is wonderful topped with artichoke hearts, reminiscent of a dish that once on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory. I prefer to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

    • Dannausc on March 11, 2018

      Pretty decent.

  • Sour-cream coffeecake

    • DKennedy on October 13, 2017

      This is the recipe Carol Bietcher served at her brunch. Very very good.

  • Creamy coleslaw

    • AgusiaH on May 02, 2012

      Nice flavour. I added napa cabbage instead of green cabbage, some finely chopped celery and substituted natural yogurt for sour cream.

    • Dannausc on March 30, 2018

      I used creme fraiche in place of the sour cream and heavy cream. It turned out pretty good. We used it on top of pulled pork sandwiches. I liked the addition of the caraway seeds.

  • Raspberry chicken

    • Salt on May 24, 2011

      Although the name and flavor of this might seem unusual or unconventional.... it is divine and a flavor/dish not to be forgotten. Our go to chicken dish for years. A real keeper. I am always surprised that chicken marbella gets the spotlight..this is much superior and complex flavor! Try this one!

  • Linguine with tomatoes and basil

    • bernalgirl on February 17, 2023

      Winter variation: use a can of diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning

  • Butterballs

    • nadiam1000 on January 23, 2018

      a very good version of the cookie I know as Russian Tea Cakes - less sweet dough than the usual recipe

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made these. She didn't give them a rating but did say don't bake them on the bottom shelf

  • Parsleyed rice

    • nadiam1000 on January 23, 2018

      I love the freshness that the parsley adds to the buttered rice. a very nice side and a step up from plain rice.

    • Rachaelsb on April 23, 2018

      SO simple to prepare and yet so satisying. Great to pair with more complex flavored dishes like Monterey Chicken.

  • Pasta with pesto

    • nadiam1000 on January 23, 2018

      This recipe taught me to make pesto and I have made it this way ever since. I love the addition of pasta water and cream which smooths it out and helps it cling to the pasta

  • Marinated garbanzo salad

    • Ivy on December 13, 2012

      page 216 must be marinated for 24 hours

  • Chicken breasts baked on a bed of wild mushrooms

    • ckbkaddict on April 25, 2017

      My copy of The Silver Palate Cookbook (print and kindle version) does not contain this recipe so I had to find it on the internet. Was looking for an easy mid-week hands-off chicken recipe. This one worked a treat. Mushrooms are delicious although I only soaked mine for about 30 minutes in the end. Would definitely make again but will remove foil before the end of cooking time so chicken can take on some colour.

    • Devons on November 12, 2020

      More effort than reward. Sort of like chicken breasts poached in mushrooms and liquid. served it over jasmine rice, with steamed buttered broccoli. The rice was essential to soak up all of the juice.

    • ashallen on May 24, 2020

      I was worried that the chicken in this recipe would taste bland and "steamed" and so decided at the last minute to saute the breasts separately (rather than use the cooking method specified in the recipe) and serve them with the recipe's sauce. It turned out that the sauce is so rich and flavorful that it probably wouldn't have mattered if the chicken had tasted like cardboard. I used fresh cremini and dried porcini. Sauce is earthy, creamy, umami-rich, and has a bit of sweetness from the port and shallots. I'll try the recipe's technique of cooking the chicken next time since it's much quicker and easier than sauteeing it separately.

  • Bismarcks

    • mike245 on December 04, 2012

      I made the Bismarck in a seasoned, cast iron skillet and reduced the butter to 1.5 tablespoons. It turned out well (and rose beautifully, almost like a souffle), but still had excess butter that I had to pour off after it cooked. I can't imagine how greasy it would have been with a whole stick. Next time, I'll use just enough butter to barely coat the pan before adding the batter.

  • Black walnut cookies

    • hillsboroks on December 22, 2016

      This cookie recipe is a waste of time and ingredients. My black walnuts had turned rancid so I substituted toasted regular walnuts but even so the cookie should have been at least edible. For the first time ever I tossed out a complete batch of cookies after my husband suggested it. I followed the recipe to a T except for the substitution of the walnuts but the results were terribly bland and tasteless. I tried baking them a bit longer to add some crispness which didn't work and even made a lemon glaze to try to give them a flavor boost. Alas none of it worked. I love the Silver Palate cookbooks and this is the first recipe fail I have encountered in more than 25 years of using them.

  • Black bean soup

    • PinchOfSalt on November 13, 2013

      I used only 4 quarts of water instead of six. The soup was just right - a little on the thick side, like split pea soup. Six quarts would have been watery. Also, omitted the red pepper because I didn't have any and did not miss it.

  • Grandma Clark's soda bread

    • PatriciaAnn on February 20, 2013

      I make this every St. Patrick's Day. It's delicious. It's more cake-like than bread-like and is not dry, but melt-in-your-mouth buttery. For even more flavor, serve with Irish butter. We serve it for breakfast, wrap the extra and serve it again along with our dinner. It keeps for a few days.

  • Stuffed artichokes Fontecchio

    • bktravels on May 29, 2020

      FRESH breadcrumbs are key to a tasty, moist stuffing.

    • peaceoutdesign on June 20, 2022

      Much Like joe Zuppa's but with sausage

  • Glazed corned beef

    • bktravels on April 26, 2020

      My favorite way to make corned beef -- just delicious.

    • SpatulaCity on March 23, 2023

      The sweet glaze wasn’t for me, but it was fun to try!

  • Chicken Monterey

    • Rachaelsb on March 26, 2018

      I haven't made this in many years...still just as delicious twenty years later. Pure comfort and full flavored. Made with pasta as my side. Didn't have rosemary but thyme was just as delicious.

    • heatherlee on January 05, 2022

      The sauce was outstanding. I served this with basmati rice. Next time I will probably take a little more care to check that the vegetables are tender as this time around I undercooked those a bit.

    • ashallen on October 22, 2019

      The sauce in this dish is both bright-tasting from the orange, tomatoes and other veggies and rich from cooking alongside the chicken.

  • Banana bread

    • Rachaelsb on October 20, 2019

      Not too sweet, wish the banana flavor was stronger but still very satisfying.

    • SpatulaCity on October 08, 2023

      Very good! The whole wheat flour adds earthiness and a pleasant toothsome quality. The butter lends a rich flavor, though I wish overall the loaf was more moist. Maybe adding a small amount of oil or yogurt could help? Needed 65 minutes to fully bake.

    • averythingcooks on February 22, 2023

      T made this ( and I don't actually eat it :) and he really likes it. I would say that (at least in my oven) 50 minutes is too short & 60 minutes turned out to be too long so check at 55 next time.

  • Chocolate mousse

    • Rachaelsb on December 09, 2017

      delicious but very rich....can half recipe and make smaller portions

  • Wild mushroom soup

    • julesamomof2 on December 28, 2017

      Made this for Christmas dinner- in 2017 no less! Still love this book. I used just a tiny splash of cream at the end and it was perfect.

  • Date-nut pudding

    • bching on May 23, 2021

      Very good and old-fashioned. I poured about 1/4 cup of grand marnier over the warm pudding.

  • Strawberry chocolate tart

    • bching on May 22, 2021

      pretty and delicious. The crust takes patience.

  • Winter borscht

    • lisamandel on October 27, 2022

      This is delicious! I didn’t have a beef shin so I just used chicken stock. Also, I didn’t have fresh dill, so used dried. I think it would have been even better with beef stock and fresh dill. I sliced up the beets small and thin and left it chunky and I loved it!

  • Phyllo triangles: spinach-feta

    • kkillebrew on January 01, 2015

      Lynne made these for New Year's Eve 2014. Yum!

    • averythingcooks on December 06, 2021

      I made a 1/2 recipe of these to use up some phyllo lingering in the fridge. They are destined for the freezer but I baked 2 of them for a taste test and yes - they are pretty good. NOTE: I used 1 tsp of filling per triangle but only got 20 (not 30 as given as the approximate yield). I also watched a quick video to confirm the folding technique - the instructions for these seems to always be "as if you are folding a flag" - which I have never done in my (almost 56 year) life.

  • Chicken with lemon and herbs

    • mharriman on November 20, 2019

      This was a good recipe to pop in the oven and do other things. I think this would have been better with fish. The fresh dill, parsley, and mint with lemon slices were just okay for us. I think those specific herbs and the lemon would have been much better with fish fillets. Served with a baked potato which I put in the oven 60 minutes before the chicken. Will repeat with fish fillets.

  • Salmon mousse

    • mamacrumbcake on March 25, 2016

      Love this! I remember making it for the first time 25 years ago--I felt so accomplished and grown up. The flavors of the salmon, herbs, and Tabasco are delicious and well balanced. I never make this anymore because this type of dish is not the current fashion. Too bad! It is so good and deserves a comeback!

    • SpatulaCity on March 13, 2023

      Definitely going to make again. Was a delicious addition to our party and I loved the retro feel. I doubled the dill to taste, and served from a bowl (who has seafood molds anymore? Though this may make me invest in one!) garnished with dill stems and leaves. I’m anti-water poaching pretty much anything, so slow roasted the salmon at 250 degrees instead. This method always yields an amazingly tender and buttery salmon that, to me, tastes way better than water poaching.

  • French dressing

    • damazinah on January 05, 2016

      Fantastic dressing, so much better than store bought!

  • Oatmeal raisin cookies

    • e_ballad on October 02, 2020

      Excellent. Make into 55g portions & worked perfectly. Have also prepped some for freezer & will report back.

    • e_ballad on October 12, 2020

      These are perfectly chewy when cooked from frozen. Highly recommend.

  • Lime mousse

    • bgbmus on December 22, 2015

      The mousse in this book is good. Easy to create, in addition.

  • Chocolate hazelnut cake

    • bgbmus on December 22, 2015

      Of course, I made this on a sweltering late September afternoon as a birthday gift for someone. It feels like hours, peeling hazelnuts. Was it worth the effort? In a word yes.

  • Creme brulee

    • Smokeydoke on January 06, 2017

      Someone else rated this two stars, so good, it wasn't just me. Ha. Yeah, was excited to see this book at the thrift store and tried their creme brulee. I don't know if this is how they ate it in the eighties, but my creme curdled, was flavorless, and no one makes it in ramekins anymore. Also there wasn't enough sugar to create a proper crust. So many better variations out there now.

  • An all-arugula salad

    • SpatulaCity on September 17, 2023

      Loved it! The dressing is almost like a brighter, cleaner version of a Cesar. Excellent with arugula alone as the recipe declares, though we enjoyed adding some toasted walnuts and chopped shallot. All around crowd pleaser.

  • Salade Niçoise

    • SpatulaCity on October 06, 2023

      Very enjoyable and classic. Cooked my green beans for 8 min but that was too long, so know your beans and watch the cooking time. Paired with Silver Palate’s favorite dressing and it was a perfect lunch.

  • Tomato, Montrachet and basil salad

    • SpatulaCity on October 06, 2023

      All that basil purée makes for a lovely, and fresh salad. I cut the onion to match my taste. Perfect for a salad side as is. A second time I added grilled chicken and avocado to make an entree salad. Great!

  • Our favorite vinaigrette

    • SpatulaCity on October 06, 2023

      Very good indeed! I can see subbing in a touch of lemon juice, but as is, it’s a great vinaigrette

    • averythingcooks on November 03, 2023

      I used parsley & minced shallot and we both thought it was very good on a mix of greens etc. 1/2 recipe = at least 2 nights of salad for the 2 of us.

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom and I both have made this. It's my go-to. I use tarragon as the herb

  • Chicken liver pate with green peppercorns

    • SpatulaCity on March 13, 2023

      Chalking this up to user error - I think I overcooked both the onions and chicken livers. Still very good and a recipe that I’m going to try again with a more careful eye on my stove. Loved the pop of the green peppercorns! Blended into the pate they added a mild, spicy heat. The cognac was lost to me, so may up that next time.

  • Molasses cookies

    • averythingcooks on May 29, 2021

      These cookies have a lovely warm & deep flavour. The headnote clearly says that these are not gingersnaps so hopefully they do stay soft/chewy as promised. This was the first time I've baked cookies with foil on the cookie tray but I also checked this recipe in FOOD52 Genius Recipes (2015) and it also calls for foil. So foil it was and it seemed to work fine. I will make these again for sure.

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made these. She didn't give them a rating.

  • Twice-baked potatoes with cheese and chilies

    • averythingcooks on February 21, 2023

      I went a little heavier with the chiles & lighter with the black olives and added some diced ham. After an early (pre 2nd bake) taste, I wasn't sure these would measure up to our usual 2'ce baked favourites but once out the oven, these were very tasty! I stirred some sour cream into the mix and so we didn't feel the need to add the 'dollop" at the end. We ate these for dinner beside a green salad and I will repeat for sure.

  • Blue cheese soup with bacon

    • Katielang on January 08, 2017

      Really lovely soup with a lot of character. I have made it as-written several times to great success. This time, I added a tsp dry mustard and a few dashes of Worcester sauce as well as freshly ground black pepper. Oh, and a few bay leaves for the simmering portion. Much easier to make if you have an immersion blender! I would also suggest withholding salt until the very end of the recipe, as the chicken stock and blue cheese add quite a bit.

  • Twice-baked potatoes with lobster

    • kateiscoooking on April 23, 2017

      These potatoes were spectacular. And, the sauce before adding it to the potatoes was just over the top.

  • Mediterranean chicken salad

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She loved the salad and especially loved making a soup with green beans and potatoes out of the chicken broth

    • BethH4 on July 06, 2019

      I adore this salad. NOT your grandma's chicken salad! Elegant and "fancy" enough for a special event. A little more trouble than some, but well worth it. Healthy, fresh, perfect for summer.

  • Eggplant salad with basil

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She noted it was very good!

  • Gazpacho

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She noted "BEST ONE!" But, my favorite is still from Indianapolis Cooks and Collects from the Indpls Museum of Art cookbook

  • Greek lemon soup

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She noted that it's fabulous served chilled.

  • Pasta puttanesca

    • kateiscoooking on April 23, 2017

      This is my go-to Puttanesca recipe.

    • ashallen on November 07, 2019

      I made this recipe a few times and it always seemed too salty (and I'm generally not shy about salt) even though I held back more each time on the amount of added salt. The fishy side of the anchovy flavor also came through each time. I like the savory side of anchovy flavor but not the fishy side! I subsequently tried Cook's Illustrated's pasta puttanesca recipe and found I preferred it to this one.

  • Carrot and orange soup

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      This may sound like a weird soup. It isn't. It's fabulous. First made it late 1970's or early 1980's. Then, recently at an AirBNB when I was trying to clean out the fridge and realized I had pretty much all the ingredients. It was still just as fabulous!

    • ashallen on December 05, 2019

      This was tasty but seemed quite sweet. I love sweet (and sweet/savory) foods and like pureed soups in general, but that sensation of sweetness combined with the smooth, pureed texture made me feel like I was eating very tasty baby food :). Perhaps my ingredients just happened to be particularly sweet, or perhaps some ginger or orange zest instead of orange juice would help balance things out. As it was, I liked it best in small amounts vs. as the center of a meal.

  • Bread pudding

    • kateiscoooking on April 23, 2017

      One of my favorite bread puddings!!!

    • kateiscoooking on May 31, 2017

      Mom made this. Her notes say it was Marvelous!

    • aromo on January 18, 2019

      really delicious, this is my go-to. especially with the decadent sauce

    • Christinalego on January 28, 2023

      Fabulous! Would be good for a dinner party.

  • Bishop's cake

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. Her notes say this isn't as good as my recipe. Which I believe is the Bon Appetit recipe

  • Decadent chocolate cake

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom and I both have made this. Absolutely the best chocolate cake ever. Dad loved it for his birthday. It's dense and rich. Yes, cockeyed cake is easier but this is the one for special occasions

    • ashallen on August 23, 2019

      I think of this cake as having a middle-of-the-road style - moderate chocolate intensity, moderate texture in terms of moisture and crumb lightness. It's a fine cake, but because I tend to prefer more intense chocolate flavor, it's not one of my routine cakes.

  • Coconut macaroons

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made these. She didn't give them a rating.

  • Toffee bars

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made these. She didn't give them a rating.

  • Rice and vegetable salad

    • kateiscoooking on July 12, 2022

      Mom made this. She didn't give it a rating.

  • Cranberry bread

    • anya_sf on November 23, 2023

      WIth just 1/2 cup sugar, I worried this bread would be too tart, since similar recipes call for 3/4-1 cup, but the lightly sweet-tart flavor was very enjoyable. Eaten the day after baking, it was good both plain and lightly toasted with butter, as suggested. I roughly chopped the cranberries to make slicing easier. My bread took 15 min longer to bake, maybe because the cranberries were frozen.

    • fultre on December 10, 2023

      This is a nice bread, and so beautiful with the pops of bright red from fresh cranberries. It is on the tart side; would add a bit more sugar next time. Used whole cranberries and it still sliced easily. I would’ve liked more orange flavor, partly my fault as I was short on orange juice and had to supplement with apple. Also added a generous 1/4 tsp Fiori di Sicilia; will plan for l 1/2-3/4 tsp next time.

  • White bean and sausage soup with peppers

    • anya_sf on January 12, 2022

      I added a parmesan rind to the simmering beans, coarsely pureed the soup with an immersion blender and ended up adding a couple of extra cups of broth for a thinner consistency. The 2 bell peppers required a large skillet for cooking and I browned the kielbasa in the skillet as well. I only had 4 oz kielbasa, so I supplemented with some chunks of ham. Hearty and quite good.

  • Banana cake

    • amandabeck on March 26, 2021

      This is a tasty recipe-- super moist banana cake, frosting is nice too. My only complaint was that the cream cheese frosting didn't seem to get a lot of volume, and it was hard to get it to coat the side of the cake and stay, and get the nuts to stick, which results in it being a little homely. But tasty.

  • Spicy tomato sauce

    • Dannausc on March 30, 2018

      Good. I used canned tomatoes.

  • Pizza dough

    • Dannausc on March 30, 2018

      It came out really good. I made it for the pizza pot pie.

  • Pizza pot pie

    • Dannausc on March 30, 2018

      Quite a few steps/quite time-consuming. However, it's quite good and hearty. I'd make it again. The top crust came out really good and stayed firm several days later even after microwaving.

  • Pasta carbonara

    • pmbake on October 09, 2021

      Page 92 in my book

  • Osso buco

    • greatembini on January 09, 2019

      Delicious! The lemon zest thrown on at the end is a wonderful touch. I served this with saffron rice, as suggested in the recipe, and Autumn Apple and Walnut Salad (pg 269 in Silver Palate Cookbook). A wonderful meal.

  • Autumn apple and walnut salad

    • greatembini on January 09, 2019

      I loved this salad! The flavors worked so well together. I didn't have any green onions on hand, so substituted some chopped red onion. Do reduce the amount of dressing - there was way too much! Maybe 1/4 cup vinegar, and 3-4 tablespoons walnut oil.

  • Lentil soup

    • ashallen on December 02, 2019

      This is a very nice, simple lentil soup. Easy to make. I always ended up eating the bacon before I could crumble it on the soup, so now I just use rendered bacon fat and skip making fresh bacon. The soup has a depth of flavor and a slightly smoky-sweet edge from the bacon which works really well with the lentils. I use a rich homemade chicken stock - that also adds a lot of flavor. Freezes great.

  • Sour-cream apple pie

    • ashallen on November 23, 2019

      Very nice apple pie! The sour cream cooked in a custard-like way around the apples.

  • Strawberry shortcake

    • ashallen on August 28, 2019

      Note on just the biscuit part of this recipe - good, basic shortcake biscuits!

  • Scandinavian potato salad

    • Christinalego on May 08, 2020

      Super! Fresh and cool. I made cod Provençal to go with it.

    • senzler on July 04, 2022

      One of my favorite potato salads

  • Egg salad with dill

    • billcranecos on April 30, 2023

      Delicious. My own dijon component was quite strong and I'll cut back on that next time. The fresh dill flavor comes through nicely.

  • Pecan pie

    • ImCookingIt on November 26, 2020

      Cooking time was off -- crust & top very done after the 25 minutes at 325 but the filling was still soup. Temps don't seem very standard (too high, then too low) compared to other recipes. Tasted good despite the problems.

  • Eggplant Parmigiana

    • FriedDumpling on September 20, 2021

      This is the best eggplant parmigiana I have ever made, along with the Quick Tomato Sauce from the same book, (which I did not puree). I added two ground dried hot peppers from the garden to the sauce. No peeling eggplant, no sauce in the middle layers, so you really taste the eggplant. The eggplant is only very barely pan fried, but uses lots of oil in the process. Delicious.

  • Technicolor bean salad

    • PatFB on January 14, 2022

      My family loved this, and we ate it happily for days. Next time I might add some chopped roasted red peppers to up the colors and taste slightly...

  • Marinated mushrooms with red wine and fennel

    • BlueThyme on March 31, 2023

      On page 213 in hardback book

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  • Salade Niçoise

    • Tea & Cookies

      I’ve since made this dish for a million potlucks and picnics, always to great acclaim. It may not be absolutely traditional, especially in the olive department, but it’s really quite good.

      Full review
  • Linzer hearts

    • Tea & Cookies

      I have a soft spot in my heart for Linzer Torte, from my time living in Austria, and these cookies play off the traditional flavors of nuts and fruit jam.

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  • ISBN 10 0761170405
  • ISBN 13 9780761170402
  • Published Nov 01 2011
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 467
  • Language English
  • Edition 25th Anniversary edition
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Workman Publishing

Publishers Text

Enriched with full-color photographs in honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Silver Palate Cookbook is the beloved classic that brings a new passion for food and entertaining into American homes. Its 350 flawlessly seasoned, stand-out dishes make every occasion special, and its recipes, featuring vibrant, pure ingredients, are a pleasure to cook. Brimming with kitchen wisdom, cooking tips, information about domestic and imported ingredients, menus, quotes, and lore, this timeless book feels as fresh and exciting as the day it was first published. Every reader will fall in love with cooking all over again.

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