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Five fun facts about Venice – part 1

When most people think ‘Venice’, they think of gondoliers steering narrow boats down narrow canals. Or maybe Carnival, the elaborately masked and costume festival springs to mind.
But Venice is so much more. Here are five facts that deserve to be better known.

How to Risi e Bisi on April 25

Risi e bisi, which means rice and peas in the Venetian dialect, was served to the Doge at the April 25 banquet, to celebrate the feast of Saint Mark and the Venetian national day. Here’s how it’s made.

White asparagus reigns supreme in Veneto

As a child, asparagus was never part of my mum’s Hungarian cooking. Then I moved to Veneto and discovered that, every spring, white asparagus makes its way to every vegetable stand in Italy.

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