Friday, May 6, 2011

Cooking Homegrown From Venice

I've been reading a series of books, mysteries by author Donna Leon. Her stories are set in Venice, Italy, although she is an American. 
Her books are very evocative of beautiful Venice, and her main character in them is Commissario Guido Brunetti. 

So many of her stories include descriptions of meals, home cooked and at restaurants, and they sound so tasty. There are also coffee, pastries, wine. So I was happy to learn about the cookbook.

Look at all that ripe produce on the cover in the picture of the market. Zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce and lemons, just gorgeous.
Not to mention the beautiful picture of Venice at the top of the book's cover. The light, the water and the colors of the houses. Makes me want to travel and taste in person.

But if I can't do that, maybe I can prepare some recipes from the book using my own home grown produce soon, and get a taste of Venice that way.

If you like mystery stories with a slow pace, and set in idyllic Venice, try her books. Very inspirational.And likely to make you hungry!


TesoriTrovati said...

I think that I may have read the one about La Fenice. I will have to look for more of her books. Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy the day!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Erin, my italian is improving - and since I don't have any, that's fairly easy! Yes, I think the La Fenice is her very first book - you've got plenty more to try, if you liked that one. Nothing like a murder at the opera, eh?

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