With less than a week to go before Christmas we turn to the cakes that Venetians will be eating next Monday. The traditional Venetian Christmas cake is so famous that you can find it almost anywhere.
This sweet and spicy horseradish sauce is found all over north-eastern Italy and is a frequent accompaniment to meats or cold cuts. Easy to make and twice as tasty.
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.