Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

Discovering Venice
Hi everybody! I found this recipe on February's issue of Cucina Moderna and tried it immediately. It actually was a recipe for Valentine's day, but I extended the preparation to the whole family, who appreciated. Here it is!

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Carnival has started and, together with it, fritole! I've always wanted to make them but didn't find a good recipe. This year, I consulted both my new cooking bible "history of Venetian cooking", where you can find the original, XVIII century dated, recipe, as well as other websites and at the end I put them together with this result.

I received from Santa a very nice book: History and Origin of Venetian cooking by Giampiero Rorato; very interesting as it explains all of the influences during history which brought to nowadays dishes. So, I can now try and share with you plenty of traditional recipes! One of these is risi e bisi (rice and peas), which I actually used to prepare before as well, but I can now share with the authority of the printed book. Enjoy!

For 4 persons:

After all the Christmas meat and salami, it's really time for some fish! This recipe is really refreshing, delicate and good for kids and parents...

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If pumpkin is maybe the winner in the Winter recipes' presence, Treviso chicory (radicchio di treviso) is probably the second! I love it, and, just like pumpkin, it's open to multiple use: raw, stewed, grilled, baked, it's also a perfect and tasty ingredient for soups, sauces... and for flans like the one I'm presenting today. Here it goes:

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I prepared this parfait a few days ago (found the recipe on December's issue of Cucina Moderna), excuse me for the picture, but when I realized it was unfocused, the parfait was gone already... so I'm adding a festive picture of Casino' di Venezia with its blue sky and stars... to wish all of you a great and Happy New Year 2012!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

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I eventually managed to find THE original recipe for essi buranelli, the delicious pastry biscuits from Burano, from Sara, from Burano (of course), who makes superb ones...