News

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

News

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

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

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