Venezia: Food & Dreams by Tessa Kiros

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  • Roast winter squash & mushrooms (Zucca e funghi al forno)

    • Breadcrumbs on January 29, 2016

      p. 248 – First use of this recipe (and book for that matter) and we loved it! I had to substitute a sweet dumpling squash for the pumpkin and since their flavour profiles are similar, I don’t believe this had an impact on the finished dish. I especially liked that this dish can be prepared ahead then simply re-heated immediately prior to serving. The dish would be equally appropriate as antipasti or, a side dish. Well-worth repeating, company-worthy dish. Photo here:

  • Bell peppers (La peperonata)

    • vickster on October 14, 2018

      Used all the sweet peppers remaining from my garden to make this (mixture of Italian and Bells). Loved the anchovy and caper flavors. Great on toasted bread.

  • Spaghetti with tiny artichokes & shrimps (Spaghetti con castraure e gamberi)

    • jctomas on December 15, 2011

      Ooooh! What's the "new ingredient"?? EYB: There actually wasn't a new ingredient -- we neglected to delete the placeholder 'new ingredient' after adding the requested 'peperoncino flakes'! Deborah@EYB

  • Risotto with cabbage (Risotto con la verza)

    • Christine on September 01, 2014

      So much better than I ever imagined a cabbage risotto could be. A little more time consuming to get the cabbage cooked and then get the risotto going in the same pan, but worth the time and effort. I thought I would be lucky if my husband found the dish passable (not being a big cabbage fan), but he declared it one of the best risottos he'd ever had. We will definitely make this one again.

  • Osso buco with rice & peas (Osso buco con riso e piselli)

    • e_ballad on December 07, 2019

      Excellent osso buco recipe. Needs a bit of supervision over roughly 2 hours, but largely hands-off cooking.

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Reviews about this book

  • Fine Cooking

    Venezia: Food & Dreams, by award-winning food writer Tessa Kiros, is a book you can get lost in. Whether you want to savor the city’s mysteries or its flavors, you’ll find satisfaction in these pages.

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Lemon chill (Sgroppino)

    • Leite's Culinaria

      You can make your own lemon ice cream or gelato or rely on store-bought for this cool, creamy, dreamy midday take on a nightcap.

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    • Nord1jus

      You can add more prosecco and vodka if you would like, but like Tessa, I prefer to enjoy this more as a dessert rather than a boozy drink – you don’t want to pass out for the afternoon!

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  • Zabaglione ice cream (Gelato di zabaione)

    • Nord1jus

      Although I knew this flavour was going to work as ice cream, I was still excited to taste it and it turned out lovely indeed.

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  • ISBN 10 0740785168
  • ISBN 13 9780740785160
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Sep 15 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

In Venezia, Tessa Kiros travels to Venice in search of feasts--feasts for both the eye and the taste buds. Part cookbook, part travelogue, Venezia, is a complete culinary experience.

Tessa captures the spirit of Venice--its excess, its masquerades, its art. Lush photography transports armchair travellers while the easy-to-follow, family-friendly recipes bring the mouth-watering dishes of Venice into home kitchens. From a delicate asparagus and scampi risotto to a substantial duck with anchovies and capers, the recipes in Venezia are authentic and luxurious yet simple to prepare.

Tessa's imaginative eye and adventurous appetite guide readers through the rich history of Venice's cuisine and canals through 11 chapters, which are organized like an Italian menu. Discover what makes Venetian cuisine stand apart with recipes like:

  • Monkfish and Bavete Lasagne
  • Fish Carpaccio with Pink Peppercorns
  • Braised Beef with Amarone
  • Pumpkin Risotto
  • Roasted Guinea Fowl with Peverada
  • Polenta Biscuits
  • Venetian Focaccia

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