Celebrating Samhain with Risotto del Contadino

Like elsewhere, Halloween in Venice couldn’t work properly withoutΒ la zucca – pumpkins decorations and dishes. But then, when my grandmother was young and the notion of Halloween wasn’t generally known in the Veneto, squashes were a staple food in late October.Β  Especially, pumpkins were used to make delicious risotto. It seems that squashes arrived via […]

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Simple and Luxurious Autumn Recipes – Cooking with Truffles in the Veneto

In Part 5 of our Sapori d’Autunno Blog series, we talk about tartufo: I think there’s no better flavor than tartufi (truffles) conveying the earthen scentΒ of autumn in your kitchen πŸ™‚ And to reach this purpose in an effective and economical manner, we’ve got a few tips for you. First, we use truffles very sparingly, […]

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