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.

Le Veneziane: How To Make Venetian Frittelles At Home

In the last few years, frittelles have taken the culinary stage of Carnival in Venice, and there’s a good reason why they were so successful ๐Ÿ™‚ After all, le fritoe, as frittelles are called in Venetian, have been the Venetian National Sweet ever since the 13th century. But then, frittelles, prepared in the Venetian manner, […]

La Pinsa Venexiana – The Original Venetian Christmas Cake

When Grandmother was young – she grew up in the northern Lagoon – this was the cake her mother prepared on 24 December, but also on the morning of Epiphany Day – January 6. So to celebrate L’EPIFANIA, and LA BEFANA, of course, we are sharing this family recipe today. This is substantial food, so […]

Treating you to Venetian Hot Chocolate

It looks thick, brown and enticing. It tastes only slightly bitter and rich, velvety and dense. What’s the secret to preparingย exactly this kind of cioccolata densa for which Venice has become famous in the world ? In my opinion, this is the best soul food ever invented in Venice ๐Ÿ™‚ It has all the ingredients […]

La Dosa Calda – The Winter Drink Venetians Loved 300 Years ago, Celebrating La Festa della Salute

There’s one ancient Venetian winter drink almost never mentioned in cookbooks. It seems it has disappeared at all, and yet it was so popular in Venice until 100 years ago.ย Dosa calda. Literally, this is a spice and fruit drink popular in Venice before vin brule became popular in town. In Venetian, vin brule means vino […]