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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.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780241299913
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 25.5(H) x 18.2(L) x 3.2(W)
Weight (gm): 1024

 

Reviews

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 * Esquire *
Offers a rare insight into the beating heart of the city * i *
Wonderful... the dishes are simple but inspired * Evening Standard on POLPO *
POLPO does what a great cookbook should do: it makes you urgently want to cook and breaks new territory * Daily Telegraph on POLPO *
A present for the greedy gourmets in your life * Observer on POLPO *
Delicious * Mail on Sunday on POLPO *
Gorgeous * Daily Mail on POLPO *

 

Author Biography

Russell Norman is an award-winning restaurateur, writer and broadcaster, and the founder of the POLPO restaurant group. Norman's book POLPO - A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts) was published by Bloomsbury and won Waterstones Book of the Year 2012. In 2014 he presented The Restaurant Man, a six-part prime-time documentary for BBC2, and his second book SPUNTINO - Comfort Food (New York Style) won the 2016 Guild of Food Writers Award for best food and travel book. He is a contributing editor for Esquiremagazine and writes a monthly column as 'The Accidental Cook'.
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