A Window in Venice

imageJust a quick hello from Venice. Here is my window onto the Grand Canal, a view that affords Madame Fromage a glimpse of gondolas, water taxis, and river rats (small transport boats, not creatures with tails). And so cheese comes into Venice.

Here, trash is picked up daily. A single grocery store serves the islands’ 60,000 inhabitants. Otherwise, it’s markets, markets, markets. Yesterday, a trip to the Rialto market on the Grand Canal yielded four different kinds of artichokes, boat loads (literally) of white asparagus, and baskets of wild strawberries — each one the size of a front tooth.

I’m amazed by the commitment to seasonal, fresh produce even in a world of lagoons.



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3 Responses to “A Window in Venice”
  1. Sonja Darlington says:

    I’m curious. What are the favorite cheeses for people living along these Venetian waterways? Are their tastes affected by the necessity of having everything delivered by gondola? S.D.

  2. mike says:

    Awesome. Cant wait to see/hear about your adventures with Fromaggio!

  3. Audrey says:

    Such a beaut view of the Grand Canal. Would be very interested in hearing about the seasonal fruits and wines while you’re there!

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