A beautifully designed cookbook with easy, seasonal Italian recipes - the perfect gift for any foodie in your life
Russell Norman returns to Venice - the city that inspired POLPO - to immerse himself in the authentic flavours of the Veneto and the culinary traditions of the city. His rustic kitchen - in the residential quarter of the city where washing hangs across the narrow streets and neighbours don't bother to lock their doors - provides the perfect backdrop for this adventure, and for the 130 lip-smacking, easy Italian family recipes showcasing the simple but exquisite flavours of Venice.
The book also affords us a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of the city, its hidden architectural gems, its secret places, the embedded history, the colour and vitality of daily life, and the food merchants and growers who make Venice so surprisingly vibrant.
'Russell Norman is among the brightest stars of the British food scene' Esquire
'Offers a rare insight into the beating heart of the city' i
Russell Norman is among the brightest stars of the British food scene ... In Venice, he returns to the recipes of that most inspirational Italian city
Offers a rare insight into the beating heart of the city
Wonderful... the dishes are simple but inspired
POLPO does what a great cookbook should do: it makes you urgently want to cook and breaks new territory
A present for the greedy gourmets in your life