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With 140 recipes of Venetian dishes from London's most buzzing restaurant, POLPO is a dazzling tribute to Italy's greatest hidden cuisine. Recipes include zucchini shoestring fries, asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter, butternut risotto, arancini, scallops with lemon and peppermint, mackerel tartare, and of course, the Venetian staple - a glass of bright orange spritz.

Russell Norman spent four years running some of London's most venerated restaurants in the Caprice Holdings group, before turning his back on the high life, getting a tattoo of an octopus on his back and setting up his own place in scruffy Soho. Fusing the energy of New York with the cuisine of Venice, it was an instant hit. POLPO has been followed in quick succession by Polpetto, da Polpo, Spuntino and Mishkin's among others.


By Russell Norman

Hardcover, 320 pages

Size: 183 mm x 269 mm