POLPO does what a great cookbook should do: it makes you urgently want to cook and breaks new territory Daily Telegraph Wonderful ... the dishes are simple, with relatively few ingredients, but they're inspired. The grilled courgettes with toasted breadcrumbs, for instance, was sublime. The pages of my book are already smeared with olive oil and egg; a good sign -- Melanie McDonagh Evening Standard A marvellously useful guide to anyone who actually wants to cook -- Cary Gee Tribune A present for the greedy gourmets in your life Observer Delicious Mail on Sunday Gorgeous Daily Mail Like a trip round the bars and bacari of Venice Independent A delight for its goodies from Venice and beyond, beautifully presented in a book that (hallelujah) lies flat on the kitchen surface -- Lisa Markwell Independent Definitely the design classic of 2012 Irish Times
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About the Author
Russell Norman spent a decade running several venerated London restaurants before setting up his own place in the scruffy Soho district, serving authentic Venetian cuisine. Polpowas an instant hit and has been followed in quick succession by Polpetto, da Polpo and Spuntino. Russell Norman lives in London.