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Veneto & Venice Food and Recipes


My first introduction to the cooking of the Veneto region was through my mamma and my many aunts, all of whom came from Vicenza or nearby towns and villages.

I must have been around four the first time I helped my mother in the kitchen and those aromas and wonderful flavors have stayed with me forever! These recipes bring those memories flooding back...

Let me share with you then some of these all time favorite recipes from the Veneto and a few classics from other regions of Italy.

Some of the best recipes are, as mentioned, from my mother and my aunts, some are from local restaurants, while others have been shared with me by friends.

They range from a Gnocchi recipe through to a great cannoli recipe and even an Italian cookie recipe – Veneto style.

In Veneto and Venice, as in all of Italy, food is a serious business. The Veneto, perhaps more than any other, is the region of Italy where you will find dishes to suit all tastes.

Venice, Lake Garda and the coastal region have some fabulous fish recipes, Verona is famous for its duck and pheasant, while throughout the mountain areas polenta recipes and gnocchi recipes abound. 

Before you even think about dinner remember the aperitivo. The perfect Italian evening always starts this way and here is how you make our favorite - an Aperol Spritz.

The Recipes

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Antipasti/Appetizers

Sarde in Saor (A Classic Sardine Recipe from Venice)

Starters/Pasta Recipes

Gnocchi Recipe

Traditional Polenta Recipe

Risotto Recipe

Asparagus Recipe

Main Courses

Pollo del BorgoPollo del Borgo

Pollo del Borgo (a quick & easy chicken recipe)

Gallina Ubriaca - one of the Veneto's best recipes for chicken

Italian Meatballs Recipe – Venetian style

Dessert Recipes

Italian Cookies – Veneto style

Decadent Tiramisu

Classic Italian Recipes

Homemade Lasagna

Spaghetti with Clams

Sicilian Cannoli Recipe

Spaghetti al Limoncello

NOT Spaghetti Bolognese

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