Calf’s liver, onions and beetroot

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  • Serves


    (to cook this for 4 would require an enormous frying pan and very strong wrists)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soho Cooking

By Alastair Little

Published 1999

  • About

Fegato alla veneziana, a Venetian dish of calf’s liver with onions, has been on virtually every Soho Italian restaurant menu for decades. Surprisingly, it was the one dish they all seemed competent at: ghastly trattorie that couldn’t manage a decent meal if their lives depended on it somehow managed to get this one right. Possibly because of all these associations, the dish has never been served at Frith Street, which is a pity as the Italians have, as usual, got it completely spot on – liv