Cinnamon and Salt

Cinnamon and Salt
A glorious book on cicchetti, the small plates and snacks for which Venice is famous. Cooking these recipes is almost as good as being there.
— Diana Henry, food writer
An enticing collection of Venetian snacks, traditional and modern, sweet and savoury, and a portrait of the city, its past and its present.
— Jill Norman, editor
A transportive cookbook that shows how food can help us understand the heart and soul of a city.
— Hetty McKinnon, food writer
The way Emiko expertly weaves history and story into her food is pure magic.
— Julia Busuttil Nishimura, food writer

Through recipes, stories and photographs, Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice: Small Bites from the Lagoon City invites you to experience Venice and its beloved cicchetti (pronounced chi-ke-tee): literally, little morsels. You can think of them as appetisers, aperitivo or hors d’oeuvres, but cicchetti are distinctly Venetian and a way of life in the lagoon city, where for centuries people have wandered the backstreets and canals, stopping for a glass of wine or a bite to eat while meeting friends, exchanging news or doing business.

Delving into the rich, multicultural history of Venice, from its days as a powerful maritime nation and the wealthy spice emporium of Europe, these pages explore the city’s unique cuisine, including nearly sixty classic and modern recipes, from fried bites to small plates to drinks and sweets, such as creamy whipped cod on squares of polenta, legendary fried meatballs, sugar-coated fritters, and lagoon specialties including soft-shell crabs and baby artichokes.

Includes a foreword by Venice historian Rosa Salzberg.

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