Zucchini, bacon and pecorino make for an irresistible combination.

On one page, A Table in Venice by Skye McAlpine, takes us to the Jewish quarter for spicy meatballs on warm polenta. On another, we’re shown saucy tomato and mozzarella puff pastry pizzettes, which are a “beyond delicious” after-hours snack served up at Venetian bars. Keep flipping, and we’re settling into a lunch spread crowned with this zucchini, bacon and pecorino tart, inspired by a dish at one of the author’s favourite family-kitchen trattorias. Gorgeous photographs abound—and each recipe is like spending an afternoon with McAlpine, your trusted guide, who’s eager to share her slice of everyday Venice. As if we needed convincing.

Find Skye McAlpine’s recipe for this Venetian tart here.