I recently traveled to Venice, a city I have been to just a handful of times. My friend Jessica, an expert on the city, recommended that I bring along Michela Scibilia’s Venice Osterie as a guide. It details bars, wine bars, trattorias, and restaurants for the discerning traveller. Michela is a native of Treviso and has lived in Venice for more than 20 years. Her book lists not only places to eat and drink but also includes a dictionary of Venetian dialect names for dishes and ingredients.