Friday’s Foods of the World: Burano, Italy

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!

Burano, Italy
Burano, Italy

There certainly are many restaurants to choose from……but I’m thinking I want something to carry back to the ship and eat later……..

Burano, Italy

What is this? Look at all the cookies and chocolate!

The Goods in Burano, Italy

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!

Cookies and More, Burano, Italy

and bags and bags of colored pasta can be found here too!

The Goods in Burano, Italy

Well, we decided on just one smallish bag! A little of everything! Yum Yum!

Our Cookies!
Friday’s Foods of the World

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


14 Comments Add yours

  1. tgeriatrix says:

    I like all your Italian goodies.
    I wll take you to Almerimar in Spain:


  2. restlessjo says:

    Such a pretty place! I’m sure you have pink houses there for Jude, too. So many challennges…so little time 🙂 🙂

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  3. Love the colourful houses down the canal! Yummy, all those cookies … Amaretti is my favourite, but I’ll take whatever is in your bag 😁.


  4. Toonsarah says:

    Great looking goodies today Cady 🙂 I’ve not heard of Ricciarelli – something to look out for next time we’re in Italy, especially as Sienna is somewhere we’re considering visiting when we get a chance 🙂


  5. I love amaretti!!!! … and it’s been too long since I’ve had them. Time to go to Italy … oh wait – I can’t get it! Oh well … Thanks for the tour and I’ll take one of everything in that bakery case.


    1. Yeah that’s the way I felt about those goodies too Frank! Cady


  6. Ju-Lyn says:

    I feel recharged and so sunny after reading your post! (contrast with the rain we’ve been experiencing for the last few hours).

    I love the colours of the buildings … and all those goodies!!!


    1. Ju-Lyn says:

      Hey Cady!
      I know this is a little late, but may I insert this contribution:

      scent of cinnamon


    2. Have you been running in the rain? Cady


      1. Ju-Lyn says:

        A few times, yes! Refreshing! Thanks for asking!


  7. Burano is such a pretty place, this brings back memories of our visit there, thanks for sharing


  8. We loved it too! Something different from Venice! Cady


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