In this first in a series of posts about the individual Doges of Venice, we look at Paoluccio Anafesto, a semi-mythical figure recognised for centuries by Venetians as the first to hold the office of Doge.
Like all Italian cities and regions, Venice and the Veneto have a very distinctive traditional cuisine. Mirroring the city’s history and development it has elements from land and sea augmented with innovative ingredients introduced from distant lands over the centuries.
I was born in Venice in the first summer of the 1970s. But four summers later, my family decided to join the ebb tide of our concittadini withdrawing from the city of our forefathers.