Polpo: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts)
by Russell Norman
Russell Norman’s restaurant, Polpo, is tucked away in the backstreets of London’s Soho, where he has been serving up this exquisite Venetian-based fare for over 20 years.
One reviewer said ‘Polpo does what a great cookbook should do: it makes you urgently want to cook …’. Filled with 140 scrumptious recipes based on true Venetian cooking – unfussy, innovative and exuberantly delicious. All beautifully photographed!
Included are 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 butter with fennel salad, walnut and honey semifreddo, tiramisu, fizzy bellinis, and glasses of bright orange spritz.