Guide to Venetian bakeries and Easter cakes

With one more week to go until Easter Sunday, we’d like to give you some impressions of spring in Venice. The sun is really strong by now and wisteria blossoms have opened in protected sunny areas in town ! The light is betraying April and the traditional three-months festive season which is our favorite time of the […]

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Non Solo Spezie – A Venetian Food Exhibition

Coming to Venice between the seasons, that is right now in January, has its advantages before the year commences with the major and longest celebration, Carnival. In winter, Venice hosts the most interesting exhibitions, which in the last two years have been dedicated to the fascinating culinary history of the Republic. Last year I wrote about […]

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Our honey-pepper cake for Epiphany

Here are six useful terms for you to understand Venetian traditions on Epiphany Day, and of course, to taste all the cakes ! Watch out for the terms Epifania, Befana, Re Magi, carbone, panevin and fritole which we will explain in a moment. The week after the New Year brings on the ancient and real Christmas traditions in Venice.  As […]

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Four things to explore and taste during All Saints Day in Venice

If you love exploring REAL Venetian sweets, you shouldn’t miss the first weekend in November. On All Saints Day and the weeks afterwards, bakeries and pastry stores in Venice offer traditional treats you don’t get in other seasons. That’s simply because they are tied to a legend, after which Venetians have been baking a special kind […]

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Spicy Velvet Squash Soup

If you ever wondered whether Venetians love squash dishes, here’s the confirmation. We love creamy soul food made from la zuca ! Zuca is Venetian for squash while in Italian it’s called la zucca. Zuche are also harvested in summer, I remember spotting the first one at the Rialto Market on a rainy day in late July. There are currently more than […]

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You Know it’s Autumn in Venice when …

The afternoon of October 1st in Venice felt like a warm day in April, yet there’s a striking difference. Mornings are colder and very bright in autumn while on foggy days, colors become blurred and look rather pastel. In this post we are sharing our nine favorite impressions of autumn in Venice and a few Slow Travel tips. […]

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Culinary Flavors of the Fifth Season

In the second part of August the so-called “Fifth Season” starts in Venice. La quinta stagione which comes between summer and fall. Call it harvest time in Venice and the Veneto. This is also the time of the vendemmia, the grape harvest. You can see below what our grapes look like. They are blue for in Venice just […]

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Mousse All’Anguria – Water Melon Mousse

When it gets really hot in Venice there are a few possibilities to cool down,  I mean culinarywise. One of my favorites during these really hot days called  le giornate di solleone is a slice of anguria (water melon). Did you know that anguria grows right around the corner ? The Veneto is the third largest […]

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Redentore Culinary Treats

The traditional Venetian Redentore menu consists of several courses, mostly cold dishes for we eat with friends and family and that takes rather long :-) From the late afternoon, Venetians sit outside on chairs before long tables next to the canals. Many stop in the campi, on private terraces or balconies and in courtyards, others along Bacino […]

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