Soho has always been the gastronomic centre of London, attracting those in search of the latest cutting-edge restaurant. In the same way, it has attracted waves of immigrants through the years, from the Italians in the Fifties, whose coffee bars played a key role in the culture of a whole generation, to the Chinese, whose food shops are still a vibrant feature of Soho life.
Alastair Little, the "godfather" of modern British cooking, reveals a collection of the very best recipes developed there. He weaves through the recipes the stories of Soho, from its markets to its nightlife and the characters who have eaten - and drunk - in its bars and restaurants. The recipes have been selected because they have stood the test of time drawing the various global trends running through Soho into an eclectic yet always harmonious cuisine that encompasses France, Italy, the Pacific Rim, the Far East and beyond.
This book is as entertaining to read as it is to cook from.