An immersive account of the genesis of Leonardo’s fresco, and of the rise and fall of the aggressive and deeply corrupt man who commissioned it, the Duke of Milan. King's fascinating portrait of a distracted man in a state of professional uncertainty and financial difficulty is set against a backdrop of an environment typified by brutality, corruption and superstition.
In Soho's Polpo, Russell Norman serves up innovative, unfussy and exuberantly delicious dishes from the back streets of Venice. The 140 recipes in the book include caprese stacks; zucchini shoestring fries; rabbit cacciatore; warm duck salad with wet walnuts and beets. The beautifully designed book also contains good contextual information about Venetian bar culture.
Written with the charm of a master storyteller and the taste buds of a master chef, this is an ideal gift which conjures up memorable meals in far-flung spots, from Italy to Mississippi via Tehran and Pakistan. Beautifully illustrated with 18 original black and white woodcuts. A Pike in the Basement celebrates the importance of food as an aspect of culture, and the role played by taste and smell in our memories of travelling. Each chapter ends with a mouth-watering recipe.
A republication and update of Miroslav Sasek's glorious drawings of Rome originally published in the 1960s. This iconic book is suitable for children aged 4 and upwards and includes basic facts and brief history of the city.
Claudia Roden, best known for her expert knowledge of Mediterranean, North African and Italian cooking, turns her attention to the intoxicating variety of Spanish cuisine. With her passionate enthusiasm and elegant prose this is a treasure trove of classic recipes, stylish photographs and little-known local specialties. Inspirational, informative and beautifully presented.
A republication and update of Miroslav Sasek's glorious drawings of Greece originally published in the 1960s. This iconic book is suitable for children aged 4 and upwards and includes basic facts and brief history of the country and the culture.