Buona Festa del Papร  + Our New Venice Food Website

On 19 March, Venice celebrates La Festa di San Giuseppe, and we have prepared a post here, a Breakfast Postcard from Venice taking you to Venice to taste Le Zeppole di San Giuseppe, a sweet bigne cake filled with vanilla cream.ย Click here to read the article. And here’s the news from us: During the last…

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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…

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Le Veneziane: How To Make Venetian Frittelles At Home

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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,…

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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…

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A Venetian Menu for New Year’s Eve

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…

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Treating you to Venetian Hot Chocolate

It looks thick, brown and enticing. It tastes only slightly bitter and rich, velvety and dense. What’s the secret to preparingย exactly this kind of cioccolata densa for which Venice has become famous in the world ? In my opinion, this is the best soul food ever invented in Venice ๐Ÿ™‚ It has all the ingredients…

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Celebrating Samhain with Risotto del Contadino

Like elsewhere, Halloween in Venice couldn’t work properly withoutย 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.ย  Especially, pumpkins were used to make delicious risotto. It seems that squashes arrived via…

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