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 cities, Florence, and specifically the bohemian district of Santo Spirito.
‘Brutto is actually bellissimo. A perfect cookbook for lovers of true Tuscan food. Simply brilliant’ – Stanley Tucci