Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts) (Hardback)
  • Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts) (Hardback)

Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (of Sorts) (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 05/07/2012
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Tucked away in a backstreet of London's edgy Soho district, POLPO is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated bacaro where Russell Norman serves up dishes from the back streets of Venice. A far cry from the tourist-trap eateries of the famous floating city, this kind of cooking is unfussy, innovative and exuberantly delicious. The 140 recipes in the book include caprese stacks, zucchini shoestring fries, asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter, butternut risotto, arancini, rabbit cacciatore, warm duck salad with wet walnuts and beets, crispy baby pizzas with prosciutto and rocket, scallops with lemon and peppermint, mackerel tartare, linguine with clams, whole sea bream, warm octopus salad, soft-shell crab in Parmesan batter with fennel salad, walnut and honey semifreddo, tiramisu, fizzy bellinis and glasses of bright orange spritz. With luminescent photography by Jenny Zarins, which captures the unfrequented corners, the bustling bacari and the sublime waterways of Venice, POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest hidden cuisine.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408816790

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“possible superhit!”

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Absolutely fabulous. I'm an avid cook, the recipes in this book are simple yet delicious. Can't wait to cook myself through the entire book.

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