Venezia: Food and 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 1741962412
  • ISBN 13 9781741962413
  • Published Nov 01 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Murdoch Books
  • Imprint Murdoch Books

Publishers Text

Food is a quilt that is patch worked together by people's language, traditions and way of living. In "Venezia", Tessa Kiros shows the magic and the charm of the famous Italian city of Venice. She embroiders the recipes of this city of canals, bridges and carnivals with her own unique colors and threads. Tessa's previous books, "Twelve, Falling Cloudberries", "Apples for Jam" and "Piri Piri Starfish: Portugal Found" have been published to international acclaim and have secured best-selling status in many countries throughout the world. "Falling Cloudberries" won several awards including Best Hardcover Recipe Book at the World Food Media Awards. As usual, her book features stunningly beautiful photography and design, and recipes for the whole family - a European way of eating.

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