Category Archives: Veneto Food

Bigoli con L’Anatra – Bigoli Pasta with Duck Ragù

Venetians themselves are not really meat eaters; their watery surroundings naturally drove them to a seafood based cuisine. However, as we move inland from Venice to the mainland on our Veneto walking tours and cycling trips, the low-lying wetlands that … Continue reading

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Sarde in Saor – Classic Venetian Cuisine

This July, we began a private walking tour in the magical city of Venice. Famous for its canals, the Republic of Venice has a fascinating history as a major maritime and economic power for hundreds of years. Exploring the history, … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle con Porcini

Our fall tours in Italy begin tomorrow, and as we cycle through the vineyards of Amarone or enjoy a walking tour along the shores of Lake Garda, the fruits of harvest time are everywhere. Slow tractors laden with grapes, apples, … Continue reading

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Moeche Fritte – Fried Soft Shell Crabs of Venice

On our recent cooking class our hosts delivered a very special seasonal treat as we worked – a plate of hot moeche fritte, fried soft shell crabs. These unique crabs are a seasonal Venetian treat, as they are in the … Continue reading

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Carciofini con Grana Padano – Baby Artichokes with Grana Cheese

Just northeast of Venice lies the island of Sant’Erasmo – half the size of Venice, with many canals, but with 60 resident farmers out of 850 total population. On a visit to Venice’s Rialto market, a highlight of our walking … Continue reading

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