Il Kifer – My Favorite Almond Brioche

Venice was basking in the sun last weekend, just in time for Easter. You could definitely eat breakfast outside on my favorite campo in the neighborhood, Campo della Bragora in Castello. I love the spring morning light flooding this wide campo and its oleander bushes that will soon be covered with white vanilla-scented blossoms. Read More

Pesce di San Pietro and the First Lagoon Vegetables of the Year

We always look forward to the last week of March when – usually – the first produce (le primizie) growing on the Lagoon islands is arriving at the markets in Venice. On the blog, we inaugurate this special time by introducing you to a favorite fish recipe accompanied by candied tomatoes. Read More

Lent Food at the Rialto Market

Neatly arranged. Pale green ones next to those with a glowing yellow hue. Ruby red and soft, speckled red, linden green. Vegetables in Venice come in many facets in the early spring, their color reflecting what we can expect in the days to come.  Read More

Do you know bigolรฌ in Cassopipa?

In the last few days, Venice was hit by a very cold spell, you may have seen images of the city and Lagoon covered by snow ๐Ÿ˜ฆ  The good news is that this white blanket has gone. Read More

Gnocchi Mimosa Early Spring Soul Food from Venice

2018 started on a rather strange note in Venice. While January was so dry and sunny, February was humid and now seems to end on a very cold note. In fact, the cold weather during the last weekend reached far south, and snow fell in Naples and on the Amalfi Coast ! Read More