Here is my basic Venetian cookbook that I often refer to when describing historical recipes from Venice (I used to devour it when I was a child): A Tavola con i Dogi by Pino Agostini. It was first published in 1991 and has an insightful introduction written by Alvise Zorzi. The books really makes readers understand and aware that historical… Continue reading La Cucina dei Dogi – Venetian Palatial Cuisine
In this post we tell you about the benefits of the traditional Venetian cooking style ! The food you get to eat in Venice is based on recipes going back to long-held traditions. Here you can taste the ingredients people cooked with in pre-industrialization times. In Venice, we bake in a way that allows natural flavors to… Continue reading What Is So Special About Venetian Food ?
You probably wouldn't connect the Venetian operahouse Teatro Maliran with food ... but there's actually a recipe named after it. Maybe it's even the original recipe of the all-Italian panna cotta. Panna cotta is Italian for crème brulée. Teatro Malibran is located just beyond the sotopórtego you can see in the picture below. This operahouse holds an obvious yet… Continue reading Il Malibran – A forgotten recipe for panna cotta, Venetian style
Venice has always been a culinary center. Banquets during the times of the Republic were legendary, but ... 95% of the thousand-year old knowledge on food and cooking, healthy recipes based on herbs and spices is not available to the public any more. It's "stored away" in convents, public and private libraries. This is our primary motivation… Continue reading Archeologia in Cucina: Unearthing ancient culinary knowledge