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A (Simple) Florentine Cookbook

Russell Norman


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Delicious, foolproof comfort food from Florence by renowned restaurateur Russell Norman. Find perfect dishes for home cooks and relaxed dinner parties in this beautifully bound cookbook. From tasty antipasti, like pear, pecorino and walnuts to humble pasta dishes, like chilli and garlic spaghetti. This is quite simply a dream cookbook with both rustic and exquisite food.

Brutto ma buono - ugly but good. This is the food of Florence - rigorously simple, few ingredients, exceptionally good.

Anchovy with cold butter and sourdough; Penne with tomato and vodka; Sausages with braised lentils and mustard; Roasted squash with borlotti bean and salsa verde; Country-style bread and tomato salad; 3-ingredient meringue hazelnut cookies. The food of Florence rests on humble ingredients - not many - brought together in the rough-and-ready style of everyday cooking with flavour at its heart.

This stunning brand-new cookbook offers outstanding recipes from Russell Norman's acclaimed new restaurant, Trattoria Brutto, alongside an ode to one of Italy's most beloved city's, Florence, and specifically the bohemian district of Santo Spirito.

Including Russell's captivating stories and insider advice, Brutto is a proudly fuss-free recipe book to use every day, wherever you are, and an joyous tribute to Italy's greatest rustic cuisine.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Binding: Hardback
Publication date: 02 Nov 2023
Dimensions: 182 x 268 x 34 mm
ISBN: 9781529197143