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Veneto – Food

The Venetian cuisine is very diverse and reflects the international history of the Serenissima (a name for the Republic of Venice) and the geographic diversity of the area.

Rice is one of the most important products of this region, the basic ingredient of many typical dishes like rice and peas (peas), ris and figadini (chicken livers) and risotto with chicken (rovinassi), fish and snails.

Polenta is another cornerstone of the Venetian cuisine, particularly appreciated in its white variant, typical of the provinces of Venice, Treviso and Padua.

The cod is a “must” in all seasons of the year. The most common recipes with cod are the famous salted cod stew with polenta and the salted cod “alla Vicentina”, which requires a long cooking with milk, potatoes and vegetables.

Another essential ingredient is the red radicchio from Treviso, a ‘salad with a bitter taste, especially appreciated in risotto.

Among the desserts: the torta sabbiosa (literally “sandy cake”), made with rum and lemon zest, and Venetian zalletti, biscuits made from corn flour and raisins.

 

DOCG WINES IN VENETO:
Amarone della Valpolicella
Colli Asolani Prosecco or Asolo Prosecco
Bagnoli Friuliaro or Friularo di Bagnoli
Bardolino Superiore
Colli di Conegliano
Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco
Lison
Montello Rosso or Rosso del Montello

DOC WINES IN VENETO:
Arcole
Bagnoli di Sopra or Bagnoli
Bardolino
Bianco di Custoza or Custoza
Breganze
Colli Berici
Colli Euganei
Corti Benedettine del Padovano
Gambellara
Monti Lessini
Lison Pramaggiore
Lugana
Merlara
Montello e Colli Asolani
Piave
Prosecco
Riviera del Brenta
San Martino della Battaglia
Soave
Valdadige
Valdadige Terra dei Forti
Valpolicella
Valpolicella Ripasso
Venezia
Vicenza
Lessini Durello
Vigneti della Serenissima or Serenissima

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN VENETO:
Cereals, flours and legumes:
Ancient Bellun Valleys Barley
Biancoperla Corn
Grumolo delle Abbadesse Rice
Belluna Valley Giàlet Bean

Fresh and dried fruit:
Belfiore Decio Apple
Lessinia Pear Misso

Cheeses and dairy products:
Aged Asiago
Malga Monte Veronese
Grappa Mountain Morlacco

Vegetables:
Sant’Erasmo Violet Artichoke

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Alpago Lamb
Paduan Hen

Meat products:
Goose in Onto
Veronese Stortina

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN VENETO:
Cereals and flours:
Sponcio Corn

Fresh and dried fruit:
Antique Mogliano Veneto Peaches

Cheeses and dairy products:
Venetian Carnia
High Mountain Agordo cheese

Vegetables:
Montine Asparagus
Fiolaro Broccoli
Castelfranco Motley Radicchio

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Burlina Cow
Rendena Cow

Meat products:
Donkey Salami

Spices, wild herbs and condiments:
Alpine Wild Radicchio

Wines and grapes:
Gambellara Vin Santo

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN VENETO:
Cheeses and other animal products:
Asiago
Casatella Trevigiana
Grana Padano
Piave
Provolone Valpadana
Dolomiti Bellunesi Honey
Montasio
Monte Veronese
Taleggio

Oils:
Garda
Veneto Euganei e Berici
Veneto del Grappa
Veneto Valpolicella

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Polesano White Garlic
Bassano White Asparagus
Scardovari Mussel

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
San Zeno Chestnut

Meat products:
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora
Vicentina Sopressa
Berico-Euganeo Venetian Ham

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN VENETO:
Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Cimadoro White Asparagus
Badoere Asparagus
Marostica Cherry
Vallata Bellunese Lamon Bean
Lusia Salad
Combai Chestnut
Monfenera Chestnut
Verona Peach
Chioggia Radicchio
Verona Radicchio
Treviso Red Radicchio
Castelfranco Motley Radicchio
Po Delta Rice
Vialone Nano Veronese Rice

Meat products:
Modena Cotechino
Cremona Salami
Mortadella
Modena Zampone

 

 

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