Saturday, June 13, 2009

Want Some Seafood Mamma?

Venice is known for its fabulous, fresh seafood. With its excellent location so close to the sea, the menus at every restaurant were filled with seafood dishes, most of the fish coming straight from the morning fish market or pescheria. One of the main seafood dishes found at most of the restaurants was baccalá Mantecato, creamed cod. It was first introduced in Venice by Pietro Querini and has remained a staple of Venetian food ever since (Venetian 1). It is softened, dried cod cooked in olive oil, parsley, and garlic, then pounded into a cream served with slices of polenta.

*Photo taken from
"Venetian cuisine: venetian food, traditional recipes, venetian recipes, cuisine in Venice, Venice Traditions, Art and history - Meeting Venice." Venezia, Hotel Venezia, Meteo Venezia, Mappa Venezia, Foto Venezia - 14 June 2009

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