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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. My favorite pastry… Continue reading Il Kifer – My Favorite Almond Brioche

Market · Recipes · Spices

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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Zeppole di San Giuseppe: It’s Father’s Day in Venice

One cake recipe is traditional and the other is "modern" and inventive. But then, the colors of Father's Day in Venice are tinted with red, the color of love. You can see it in the traditional treat served today in Venice and in particular, at Pasticceria Rosa Salva's who specialize in making it. It's called… Continue reading Zeppole di San Giuseppe: It’s Father’s Day in Venice

Health · Market

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. Due to the late winter outbreak this year, while we were all looking forward… Continue reading Lent Food at the Rialto Market

Health · Recipes

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

Health

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 ! You can see… Continue reading Gnocchi Mimosa Early Spring Soul Food from Venice

Recipes

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