2 05, 2010

Pesce Crudo

May 2nd, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Fish, Venice|4 Comments

I just love it when food comes to the table with a face on it. It is not always socially acceptable for such a thing to happen; case in point, this little piggy at Roscioli. But why shouldn’t we be served the whole animal? Especially seafood which is […]

28 03, 2010

Venice Wrap Up

March 28th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Venice|8 Comments

Just thinking about visiting Venice used to make me totally agro. My first few visits to La Serenissima were during high season when the sheer volume of obese cruisers, white tennis shoes, and fanny packs threatened to plunge Venice’s […]

20 03, 2010

Bottega Ai Promessi Sposi, Venice

March 20th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Venice|6 Comments

Last week I visited Bottega ai Promessi Sposi in Venice–twice. The first trip was with fellow blogger and Fodor’s colleague Nan McEllroy, who clued me in on the Sposi in the first place. We met for some cichetti and wine and chatted about […]

19 03, 2010


March 19th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Venice|3 Comments

Last weekend at the Rialto market in Venice I was surprised to see how many types of artichokes there were to be had. Spiky, spherical, large, small, Venetian, and Roman, each just begging to be grilled, braised, or fried. We don’t get such […]

18 03, 2010

La Cantina, Venice

March 18th, 2010|Categories: Meat, Restaurants, Venice, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

On a trip to Venice last week, I had lunch at La Cantina on Strada Nuova. This little enoteca on Cannaregio’s main street is a meeting point for locals who stop by throughout the day to throw back a glass of prosecco with a […]

18 03, 2010

Sarde in Saor

March 18th, 2010|Categories: Culture, Daily Food Photo, Fish, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Venice|8 Comments

For me, four days in Venice signifies four portions (minimum) of sarde in saor. I am completely obsessed with these Venetian style sweet and sour sardines. They practically swim in marinated onions studded with pine nuts and raisons. […]