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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. I mean those little… Continue reading Pesce di San Pietro and the First Lagoon Vegetables of the Year

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A Venetian Women’s Day Menu and the Mimosa Blossom Cake

In, March we start celebrating spring cuisine in Venice. This is the month ushering in the official spring feasts which will last until mid-June. March 1st is not only the official start of spring, meteorologically speaking, but this day also marked the Venetian New Year more veneto until 1797. So yes, while in the other European countries… Continue reading A Venetian Women’s Day Menu and the Mimosa Blossom Cake

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Apple Frittelles, Coriandoli, Sbreghete: Lent Sweets from Venice

Frittelles don't just disappear from Venetian pastry stores over night just because Carnival is over ! They are still present in our family kitchen and in many others in Venice. I think it's a reminder that until 1797, Carnival in Venice lasted well into June. That's why at least through the early weeks of spring,… Continue reading Apple Frittelles, Coriandoli, Sbreghete: Lent Sweets from Venice

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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,… Continue reading Le Veneziane: How To Make Venetian Frittelles At Home

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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… Continue reading La Pinsa Venexiana – The Original Venetian Christmas Cake

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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… Continue reading Treating you to Venetian Hot Chocolate

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