Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eating and drinking in the North of Veneto, part 1!

Yes I know that the Veneti from the north may seem a bit ... stiff? Austrian? Cold? Whatever!
I am half Veneta so I can handle it, starting with POLENTA!
My cousins Giovanna and Saverio asked me what I wanted to eat and I wanted the most traditional staple I could think of: Polenta and Schiz. Schiz is a kind of fresh white cheese, similar to Holloumi. It can not be eaten 'raw' but it needs to be cooked in a frying pan (with no oil) until soft and lightly golden. Butter and cream are usually added once all the water from the cheese has dried up.

A few calories here, I know...but we are in the mountains!

Taa Daa! Polenta e Schiz!


The second pilgrimage is to the Pedavena Brewery, where they make Pedavena and Dolomiti beers.


Here is the brewery....


...and attached to the brewery the birreria (bar/restaurant) where you can get unpastorised Pedavena beer on tap.

Yesssssssssssssss!
For more info about this local gem click here


And after the zucchini flowers, back to Aunt Alice veggie garden for a balanced diet.


Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©






















3 comments:

  1. io voto la polenta le verdure per una volta tientele.
    ah ovviamente un bicchiere di birra gelata!

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  2. niente frutta? Tutto biologico! uva spina, ribes, prugne e pomi...

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  3. Ausgezeichnete Empfehlungen! Diese Region hat eine Menge zu bieten während eines Urlaubs. Besonders lecker Essen.

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