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
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
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
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
In the last few days, Venice was hit by a very cold spell, you may have seen images of the city and Lagoon covered by snow 😦 The good news is that this white blanket has gone. The rain we are now getting certainly helps, but then, it also brought on acqua alta - high tides… Continue reading Do you know bigolì in Cassopipa?
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
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
On 31 December 2017, the sky in Venice looked pale white. You felt inundated by a strangely weak light against the marble stones, so characteristic for the short days in December and January. On such a day, the sun isn't strong enough to draw reflections on the water. The air is very moist and can… Continue reading A Venetian Menu for New Year’s Eve