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  • Have you ever tried black focaccia with baccala, green olives, candied cherry tomatoes and capers? The focaccia was tinted coal black with squid ink in this new dish offered by #caffeflorian . This is what recreating a staple Venetian dish of the 15th century looks like 🌟🌟 #theliquidpress
  • Flowers syrups were used in Medieval recipes to sweeten cakes in Venice. We make flower syrup at home, like this one made from lilac, but also love rose, elderflower, acacia or dandelion syrup. The secret is to use a hint of spices that enhance the flavor of the blossoms and at the same time, keep the syrups fresh for a longer time. Lilac syrup could also be used to flavor a ricotta - lemon filling for sponge cakes. You'll find the recipe in my upcoming book.
  • This is our traditional Venetian dinner tonight: #spigola in padella and risotto with asparagus called "risi e sparesi" in Venice. 
It's a dish made with white asparagus, delivered from Badoere and Bassano to the Venetian markets. White wine, freshly ground black pepper, chopped parsley and grated cheese, usually parmesan, enhance the soft taste of asparagus. A simple but favorite recipe #lacucinadelbuonricordo
  • More than two thirds of gardens in Venice are small and private, often squeezed into the open space left between, in front of or behind the palaces. Centuries back, Venetian noble and merchant families used the space for experimental gardening. They grew edible plants brought back from their voyages, and each palace garden had a space dedicated to kitchen herbs and fruit trees.
  • In #Venice, we'd celebrate the first day of May with chocolate - mint - cherry cakelets. After all, the first cherries of the year arrive at the markets in late April. Another example from my grandmother's Venetian cake recipe collection, in which the dough comes flavored mint syrup, loads of cocoa, just a hint of grappa and lots of cherries πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ #cucinaspeziatavenezia #theliquidpress #instatellers #feelveneto
  • Edible and decorative garden elements mingle in this vertical garden, climbing up the facade of Tudy Sammartini's house in #Venice. In the lower part, a kitchen garden is arranged in pots, followed further up by decorative plants like white cyclamen. The top layer is reserved for the tips of the climbing plants, blossoming white and yellow now in spring.
This #giardinopensile isn't new to Venice, Mrs. Sammartini's simply taking up an ancient art of gardening,  once an integral part of town. #venice_wwim13 #giardiniveneziani #ig_garden #instatellers #feelveneto #ig_veneto #theliquidpress #aguestinvenice
  • Tagliatelle all'uovo con i primi fiori di zucchina, pomodorini brasati, panna alle spezie rosse e polvere di senape
#cucinapovera ma sana e festiva 
In the Veneto, spring has always meant fresh egg dishes, like this hone-made pasta made from eggs, and whatever green vegetables 🌿🌿 were available - here we use the first zucchini flowers of the year #lespeziedivenezia #primavera #primizie
  • #Fritole veneziane per il #Carnevale al liquore di #maraschino con farcitura alla ricotta e #acquadirose 
Our family recipe for Venetian #Carnival frittelles, flavored with Maraschino, filled with #rosewater scented ricotta and glazed with cane sugar, rose water, honey and rose petals. Recipe will be on the blog tomorrow.
#venezia #venessia #venice #venise #slowfood #slowfooditalia #slowvenice #slowfoodvenice #dolci #madeinveneto #dolciveneziani #sweetvenice
  • #lasagna veneziana - una #ricetta per l'#inverno a base di spezie, con o senza #pesce
Call it "Venetian winter lasagna" - it's lasagna with or without fish, and taleggio flavored bechamel sauce, enriched with baked cherry tomatoes, capers, olives, chicory or #bietola leaves, and a pepper-yellow mustard powder-sweet paprika #spice mixture.  Recipe of this lasagna will be on the Blog tomorrow πŸ²πŸ²πŸ›πŸ‹πŸŽ
#venezia #venessia #venice #slowfood #slowvenice #gourmet #slowfooditalia #cucinaslow #slowcooking #slowfoodveneto #italia #italy
  • Tisana #antiinfluenza 
A delicious flowery but powerful infusion to fight seasonal colds and influenza. From my grandmother's notebook, based on dried and fresh fruit, dates, verbena, #camomilla and a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and #curcuma πŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸ‹πŸŠ tomorrow on the blog!
#venezia #venessia #venice #tisana #salute #rimedinaturali #influenza #herbsandspices #healthy #inverno #winter
  • 🍰🍰La torta della #domenica - is a very special one.... 🍰🍰 This is what the ancient Venetian cakes looked like, as described in recipe books of the 14th century.
The dough is made from ground sweet and bitter almonds and #pinoli
#pinenuts . You will find the recipe in the first issue of our new #ezine #cucinaspeziatavenezia . This issue will be free and online for you from 22 January 2016.
#venezia #venessia #venice #venise #winterinvenice #cucinaslow #slowcooking #gourmet #lifeinvenice #slowfood #slowfoodvenice #slowfoodveneto #cibostorico #veneziadatoccare #dolciveneziani #dolci #madeinveneto #sweetvenice #mandorle #pasticceria #ricettaantica #ricetta
  • 🍩🍩 If you come to Venice, you must try #pandolce in all its varieties - honey, almond, cocoa flavored - or this one, my favorite = #pandipistacchio sweet pistachio bread 🍩🍩
#venezia #venessia #venice #venise #slowfood #slowfooditalia #slowvenice #slowfoodvenice #pasticceria