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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 🙂 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, […]
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 […]
The Doges of Venice seemed to love dishes with a green touch. Even their signature dish, risi e bisi, which the Doge’s family and their entourage ate on 25 April, was green. Risi e bisi is a rather liquid risotto (all’onda) in which the baccelli (pods) of the bisi (green peas) were cooked with the peas […]
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.