Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking by Russell Norman
Returning to the city of his gastronomic inspiration, Norman Russell immerses himself in the authentic recipes and culinary traditions of Venice and the Veneto in 100 recipes showcasing the simple but exquisite flavors of La Serenissima. He documents one magical year learning and fine-tuning the specialties and everyday comfort foods of la cucina veneziana.The book is structured by season highlighting the ever-changing produce available in Venice's buzzing market stalls throughout the year. Included are Venetian favorites such as asparagus with Parmesan and anchovy butter, butternut risotto, arancini, rabbit cacciatore, warm duck salad with walnuts and beets, scallops with lemon and peppermint, and warm octopus salad. Russell also affords a rare and intimate glimpse into Venice: its hidden architectural gems, secret places, embedded history, the color and energy of daily life and the characters that make this city so enchanting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR |Russell Norman is a leading London restaurateur. Over the last 20 years he has worked in many of London's landmark restaurants as a waiter, bartender, maître d', general manager and operations director. In 2014, he starred in The Restaurant Man, a six-part prime-time documentary for BBC2. He is a contributing editor for Esquire magazine and writes a monthly column as The Accidental Cook.