Today, we on the island of Burano, Italy, on the Venetian Lagoon…….from Venice, it is a 45-minute trip from St Mark’s Square by vaporetto (a water bus) It is home to 2,600 people, who attract many tourists to their brightly colored homes and businesses! Let’s see what goodies we can find to eat here! First, we’ll walk down the canal and check everything out!
There certainly are many restaurants to choose from……but I’m thinking I want something to carry back to the ship and eat later……..
What is this? Look at all the cookies and chocolate!
There are 5 Best-Rated Italian cookies………
Amaretti…..are round, almond-flavored biscotti, that were first made during the Middle Ages. Their name comes from the Italian word amaro, meaning bitter, in reference to the sharp flavor of bitter almonds or apricot kernels, which are traditionally used in the recipe.
Cantuccini Toscani……are also hard, almond biscuits that resemble tiny slices of bread. They are also a type of biscotti (twice baked) They originated in the city of Prato in the 16th century and were served by the Medici Court!
Savoiardi ……..or lady fingers. are traditional sweet sponge biscuits shaped into a lady finger. They were created in the 15 century in the Duchy of Savoy for the King of France. These official court biscuits were offered to visitors as a token of the local cuisine.
Ricciarelli di Siena ………are soft, almond biscuits of Sienese cuisine, that are considered dessert. The Sienese nobleman, Ricciardetto Della Gherardesca brought back the lozenge-shaped Arab sweet upon his return from the Crusades!
and Baci di Dama…….meaning lady’s kisses, are traditional hazelnut butter cookies with a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread sandwiched between them. They originated in the Tortona, Piedmont region, which is famous for its hazelnuts!
In Venice, a popular cookie is the Zaletti. These rustic cornmeal cookies get their name for the word zálo, which means yellow, in the Venetian dialect. They are typically flavored with lemon zest and studded with rum-soaked raisins and made without sugar. However, a splash of grappa is often added to the dough! They are excellent for dipping in milk, tea or coffee and it is a popular breakfast choice!
What will we choose? There are cakes and an array of EVERYTHING!
and bags and bags of colored pasta can be found here too!
Well, we decided on just one smallish bag! A little of everything! Yum Yum!
I hope you enjoyed a quick trip to Burano today and picking out cookies!
Here are some more Foodies for this week from my fellow bloggers! Enjoy! Always something new to try!
Foods from the German Alps………Geriatrixfotogalleries