Venice is a unique place: floating on a lagoon with a network of thousands of canals. Rich in history and culinary tradition, it is a city of art, forged from different pasts and cultures, with profound ties to both the land and the sea.
The ancient city is also home our Cesarina, Giulia. Her cooking reflects her regional and family traditions made even more unique by a modern twist with her passion and expertise in local and seasonal ingredients.
Giulia: "For me cooking is not a journey through youth but rather onwards into maturity. My childhood was spent in my grandmothers’ kitchens with the aromas and flavours of two different Italian cultures; Born in Turin with mother from Mantua and a Venetian father, I grew up around my grandmother in Mantua, with the scent of pumpkin, rolling homemade pasta, and in Venice with the sharing culture of Cicchetti (aperitivo finger food). Polenta, however, was common to both regions although in Mantua it had a yellow tinge and s...
- Vegetable salad (from Venetian gardens) with aromatic mayonnaise
- Bigoli, homemade pasta, with a cream of cod and confit cherry tomatoes
- Venetian fish soup and bruschetta with wholemeal bread
- Fruit Chutney
- Tiramisù (Italian coffee-flavoured dessert)
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Find out what people thought of their experience with Giulia
Can't say enough good things about our experience with Giulia in Venice. We had never taken a cooking class before and her organization and structure quickly created an ease in the experience. Her home was lovely and clean, teaching was kind, and our results were amazing! The experience was the one that most made us feel connected to Venice and we are grateful for the memory. We hope to see her again when we return.
Guilia was outstanding!!! It was wonderful to learn pasta making, sauce making, and tiramisu in her home. She was so welcoming, even after we arrived late. She handled us with much grace and inclusion. She joined in on the fun, helped us with the Italian language and encouraged us to help her with English. We couldn’t have had a better experience!!!! Thank you, Guilia, you are a true treasure!