Praise

We would like to thank our Friends and Readers for writing to us and for giving feedback on our work !

Iris Loredana is a masterful culinary historian and we are so grateful that she shares her knowledge ! Your blog has brought us so many beautiful reminders of Venice, through the cuisine, spices & gardens. Thank you for sharing your world ! (& your precious grandmother !)”
JoAnn Locktov, Dream of Venice – Bella Figura Publications (United States)


I like to research places on our route and how best to use our time, and as luck would have it, I came across a beautiful and informative blog, La Venessiana, which has utterly refuelled my desire to be back in the city that so captured my heart on our first visit … The writer Iris, and her Venetian grandmother Lina have hit upon an enticing recipe for their blog, including good photography, food writing, and very useful local knowledge. The first post that caught my eye was something dear to my heart – early morning coffee, so I was delighted to get some ideas on where to go for a good coffee fix, featured in the post Nice, new and trendy cafes in Venice. Having devoured the cafe post, I continued to delve into other posts, and came upon a link to a magical and mesmerising video of Venice (and in particular the Piazza San Marco).”
Whatever Takes My Fancy – Blog (New Zealand)


“Your restaurant recommendations are gold to me! I might be visiting Venice in April and I promise I will try at least one of your recommendations. Of course, I will report back!!! Looooooooooooove your blog and the fact that you created it with your nonna!.”
The Slow Pace (Germany / Spain)


Thank you for your truly beautiful work! It’s not just that this recent post has got me curious about the preparation of fried elderflowers, so many of your posts over the past year have inspired me to explore more of the history, cuisine and agriculture of Venice. OG Venice truly appreciates your writing!!
Marjorie Sterne – OG Venice Travel Guide (Venice – United States)


Gentile La Venessiana, complimenti per il bellissimo blog! Lo leggo da molto tempo (ma non ho mai lasciato commenti) e ogni post e’ un tuffo nella mia infanzia ….. adesso che vivo all’estero la mia Venezia a volte é un ricordo ancora piú struggente… i fiori di sambuco fritti !!!! mia nonna me li faceva anche …”
Nica Vignotto (Venice – Netherlands)


You have become my absolute favorite blog, along with Chestnuts and Truffles. I look forward every week to reading your next post. You not only make me feel like I’m in Venice, you keep my flame of wanting to go back alive. So thank you for bringing your world to mine..”
Vanessa Baca – Food in Books Blog (United States)


Around the same time whilst researching Venice’s lagoon online, I was delighted to come across the beautiful and evocative La Venessiana blog/website. Set up by Venetian resident Iris Loredana, it shares seasonal family recipes for Venetian food and perfumes and celebrates the seasons and secret places of the city and lagoon. One post particularly fascinated me, giving little-known (to me) facts and background on the islands of the lagoon and the lagoon itself. For instance, I had no idea that the sea lavender that I love to paint on the north Norfolk coast also grows on some of the quiet lagoon islands (plus many more unexpected and interesting connections and resonances for me between the saltmarshes of Norfolk and Venice). Recommended reading for anyone with an interest in authentic Venice and her environs.”
Mari French – Artist Blog (United Kingdom)


You have created a beautiful and creative website with information I don’t see anywhere else. La Venessiana does bring Venice here, to me, in Oxford and I enjoy it immensely.”
Janet Rant – Oxford (United Kingdom)


Thank you once again, Iris, for a beautifully written post that captures such beauty in this city! This post is magical. It describes exactly how September in Venice feels. Exactly …”
Maya Stonecastle – Venice Bites Food Tours (Venice)


Gentile La Venessiana, complimenti per il bellissimo blog! Lo leggo da molto tempo (ma non ho mai lasciato commenti) e ogni post e’ un tuffo nella mia infanzia ….. adesso che vivo all’estero la mia Venezia a volte é un ricordo ancora piú struggente… i fiori di sambuco fritti !!!! mia nonna me li faceva anche …”
Nica Vignotto (Venice – Netherlands)


Great Blogging – great content !!
Giuseppe Boscaro – The Liquid Press (Venice)

 


Great articles from one of our favorite blog…”
Marco Gasparinetti – Gruppo 25 Aprile (Venice)


Your posts are wonderful and a reminder of just how beautiful and truly special Venice is. They make me long to return. Thank you for the history lesson. I’d no idea that Carnival’s roots went back so far, although I did know about fritole.”
Cho John, From the Bartolini Kitchens (United States)


A beautiful blog on Venice with input from a 93 year old Venetian grandmother.”
Katia – The Venice Insider (Netherlands)


Discover our latest culinary project here – it’s a book written with my Grandmother to celebrate her 95th birthday in December 2017 !

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