COOKING FOR THE SOUL
‘Quality of ingredients, tradition and passion are what drive me, along with the pure joy of cooking and feeding people.
I hope you will enjoy the flavours I have to offer.
Welcome to my culinary world.’
Jewish Flavours of Italy
A Family Cookbook
by Silvia Nacamulli
'Glorious food from an engaging family – informative, fascinating, moving and delicious’ – Claudia Roden
'Food and family stories are the best way, perhaps the only way, to begin to unravel the intricate history of the Jews of Italy. This is a brilliant book to cook from and, as you do that, get a glimpse into a community more than two millennia old. Start with Pasta e Fagioli, one of my father's favourites' – Yotam Ottolenghi
Jewish Flavours of Italy: A Family Cookbook is a culinary journey through Italy and a deep dive into a family's culinary heritage. With more than 100 kosher recipes, Silvia offers readers a unique collection of authentic and traditional Italian Jewish dishes, combined with stunning photography, practical tips, and clear explanations. With a delicious mix of recipes, family stories and history, Silvia offers a unique insight into centuries'-old cooking traditions.
Silvia is a master in the art of traditional Italian Jewish home-cuisine. London-based, born and bred in Rome, Silvia had the privilege of observing three generations of fine Italian Jewish cooks, surrounded by Italy’s culture and love of food.
Silvia set up her business, Cooking for the Soul, in 2002 and has established herself as a much-loved professional cook, lecturer, and food writer. She is a well-recognised name on the international food circuit, having written more than 200 recipes for The Jewish Chronicle, contributed to several recipe books, and given hundreds of demonstrations at cookery schools, charities, synagogues, fairs and festivals worldwide.
Freshly prepared dishes can be delivered to your home in London and make an easy, no-fuss option for those who enjoy quality home-cooking. A broad choice is available which is centred on quality Italian and Italian Jewish cuisine as well as a selection of Silvia’s favourite international dishes.
Bespoke catering is also available on request.
Silvia´s bespoke classes are tailored for small, selected groups, to larger gatherings and parties. Silvia will teach you the secrets of authentic Italian cooking in the comfort of your own kitchen in London, with hands-on, personal guidance, and expert tips.
Ad-hoc cookery demonstrations are available in person or via Zoom. Events for charities, synagogues and corporate team-building events are all popular options, where groups and individuals are inspired by Silvia´s energetic and informative style of teaching. Lectures on Italian Jewish cuisine and its fascinating 2000-year-old history are also available to museums, universities, and cultural institutions.
A small archive of my favourite recipes is available here, mainly linked with Jewish Festivals and recent recipes published in The Jewish Chronicle, reflecting my Italian and international cuisine. For traditional Italian Jewish recipes, the best place to find them is in my cookery book, Jewish Flavours of Italy: A Family Cookbook, available to order here.