• Carnevale in Pasticceria

    Above you can see what a typical morning in early February is like while Venice is getting ready for the day ahead. Baking fritole doesn’t take too long, so while taking a coffee and waiting for the fog to lift, we spend some time looking up all the recipes for fritole. Ancient ones, and the

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  • A Secret Carnival Walk around Venice

    Can these three weeks of celebrating Carnival in Venice become an opportunity for Venetians to reconnect with history, culinary traditions and ancient crafts? A Carnival giving back some Venetian-Ness, the backbone of their strong roots? For years, I felt we weren’t really joining in the festivities around town. Standing aloof like spectators and often avoiding

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  • Lavagna dei Desideri – Venice Wishlist for 2018

    La Venezia che vorrei … La Venessiana isn’t just about recipes and food trends and taking you on itineraries to explore secret Venice. Our first intention was, when we started this Blog in June 2015, to address topics that are dear and important to Venetians. History, traditions, nature, life and environmental issues of Venice and the

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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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