Roses and Spices – In the Kitchen With Nonna
Grandmother Lina has been a cooking instructor for all of her life. For her upcoming 95th birthday in December 2017, we will share her cooking secrets! Publishing her family recipes was the main reason we opened La Venessiana Blog in June 2015.
In 2017 and 2018, we will publish her carefully collected knowledge as book and e-books and will launch an e-course series to share with delicious & easy recipes for food, aromatherapy, perfumes and natural remedies. In the 1950s and 1960s, she taught Venetian historical recipes and food heritage to the chefs of the grandi alberghi in Venice. In the three restaurants she founded in Venice, Lina cooked for politicians, ambassadors, and two future popes – John XXIII and John Paul I.
Growing up on the fringes of the northern Lagoon facing the islands of Sant’Erasmo and Le Vignole, she had her own farm house before returning to the family home in Venice. Lina inherited the library of a Venetian Monastery and has close friends in other convents, such as on the island San Lazzaro degli Armeni and at San Francesco della Vigna.