Tucked away in a back alley of London's hip Soho neighborhood, POLPO is one of the city's most popular restaurants. Critics and foodies flock to this understated bacaro where Russell Norman serves dishes from the back streets of Venice.
Far removed from the tourist eateries of the famous floating city, Norman's way of cooking is unfussy, innovative and exuberantly delicious. The 140 recipes in the cookbook include caprese stacks, zucchini fries, asparagus with parmesan and anchovy butter, risotto with butternuts, arancini, cacciatore with rabbit, warm duck salad with wet walnuts and beets, crispy baby pizzas with prosciutto and arugula, scallops with lemon and peppermint, mackerel tartare, linguine with venusshells, whole sea bream, warm octopus salad, soft crab in Parmesan batter with fennel salad, semifreddo of walnuts and honey, tiramisu, fizzy bellinis and glasses of bright orange spritz.
With luminous photography by Jenny Zarins capturing Venice's unknown nooks and crannies, bustling bacari and sublime waterways, POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest hidden cuisine.
Author: Russell Norman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Size: 182 x 267 x 34 mm
Size: 320 pages
Weight: 1375 grams