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Oca in Onto & Insalata Bizantina – A Traditional Venetian Menu For San Martino

In Venice these days, children celebrate Il santo che divise il mantello e fece tornare il bel tempo ... the Saint who by sharing a piece of his coat with a beggar made the sun return to Earth. In Venice, there's a special tradition reminding us of this Legend, enacted on 11 November every year… Continue reading Oca in Onto & Insalata Bizantina – A Traditional Venetian Menu For San Martino

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Celebrating Samhain with Risotto del Contadino

Like elsewhere, Halloween in Venice couldn't work properly withoutย la zucca - pumpkins decorations and dishes. But then, when my grandmother was young and the notion of Halloween wasn't generally known in the Veneto, squashes were a staple food in late October.ย  Especially, pumpkins were used to make delicious risotto. It seems that squashes arrived via… Continue reading Celebrating Samhain with Risotto del Contadino

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Soulfood Power Bowl: Sweetpotato – Squash Soup & Nasturtium Pesto

  In part 3 of our Sapori d'Autunno blog series, we will cook our favorite cream soup in late September. We call it crema alle patate americane e zucca con pesto al nasturzio. It's a hearty soup, because by now, I can't pretend that mornings in Venice are getting slightly chilly.ย  The difference in temperature… Continue reading Soulfood Power Bowl: Sweetpotato – Squash Soup & Nasturtium Pesto