Venetian

Risotto with Red Radicchio at Loggia Rambaldi, Bardolino | Photo: Copyright Paolo Destefanis (www.paolodestefanis.com) for Veneto: Authentic Recipes From Venice and The Italian Northeast, by Julia della Croce

Pink is the Color of Winter

The first snow clings to the splashes of stricken marigolds outside my kitchen window. Only yesterday, their little mop-heads bobbed undaunted,...
Venice, Arsenale historic shipyard, Gate and Canal View. Photo by lsantilli

The Arsenale in Venice – Modern Mass Production in Medieval Times

Taking its name from the Arabic for workshop, Venice’s Arsenale enormous shipyard was the real powerhouse of the city. Its 16,000 workers built an...
The colorfully painted houses of Burano

When Bitter is Sweet in Burano

The tiny island of Burano in the Venetian archipelago, with its colorfully painted houses and boats tied all along the canals “like so many domestic...
The Ghetto Vecchio in Venice is the oldest ghetto in the world

April assortment of Italian connections

Dear Readers, An April assortment of Italian connections for you: A “ghetto” in the U.S.A. is usually a section of a city that is thickly populated...