This Venetian winter warmer is considered a classic of the cuisine of the Veneto. It consists of a thick bean soup into which pasta is thrown to cook at the last minute.
If you’ve never cooked with quinces, be prepared for your whole house to be filled with the most delicious, sweet, fragrance, somewhere between soft fruit and citrus with notes of fresh apples.
One of the things that every one of the nonnas I asked said was a must for Christmas was mostarda. This is a kind of conserve of fruit in sweet and spicy syrup.
Cioccolata calda, is the Venetian winter drink par excellence. It's been being served all over the city since the early 1600s. Find out how to make it yourself.
On 11 November the Venetians celebrate the feast of San Martin. The festival includes traditional ‘trick or treating’ as well as a delicious sweet. Learn how to make it here.