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"...in my opinion, if the earthly paradise where Adam dwelled with Eve were like Venice, Eve probably would have had a hard time to tempt him out of it with any fig. For it would have been another matter to lose Venice, where there are so many lovely things, than to lose that place where there are nothing but figs, melons, and grapes."—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)
As anyone who has ever been truly in love with a city like Venice knows, the only way to share the experience is to take someone special by the hand and patiently and lovingly explore and savor the beauty, the secrets, and the rich unforgettable flavors.
Famous for centuries, Venice's courts, piazzas, theaters, coffee houses, and restaurants and even her dank alleyways and shadowed canals have attracted visitors from all over the world eager to taste of her culture. Lovers of the unusual, of exquisite detail, mysterious beauty, and complex flavors have flocked to Venice, drawn by her art, music, artisanry, and gastronomy and also bringing their own contributions to enhance her complex splendor. The city has absorbed all this, layer upon layer, century after century, to emerge a glorious and undisputed universal attraction that constantly eludes definition.
Like others who have come under her spell, I have found Venice to be a major source of inspiration. Her rich history, evident even in the most trivial detail of Venetian everyday life, has always stimulated my creative process. Every trip to Venice adds another meaning to the word "style" in my life, not to mention a couple of pounds—deliciously acquired—to my body. To help me share this love affair with you, Francesco Antonucci, my partner,who is a great Venetian, as well as a chef, opened his recipe book and heart; and together with friends like Florence Fabricant, Nir Adar, and Peter Pioppo, we created this book for all of you to enjoy.
Come, join us on this journey over water and experience the magic of "Venetian Taste"!
Adam D. Tihany
Essentials in the Venetian Kitchen
Rice, Polenta & Pasta
Poultry, Meat & Game
Drinks & Wine
Entertaining, Venetian Style
Author Biography: Adam D. Tihany, the creator of this book, is an acclaimed architect, known internationally for his interiors, furnishings, and furniture designs. He is also the co-proprietor of the Remi restaurants in New York, Santa Monica, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv.
Francesco Antonucci is Remi's gifted Venetian born chef and co-owner. For its outstanding cuisine, Remi-New York has been called "the best Italian restaurant in America."
Florence Fabricant is an award-winning food writer and admired contributor to The New York Times. She is the author of Pleasures of the Table and New Home Cooking. She makes her home in New York City and East Hampton.
Nir Adar, the food artist, who designed and styled the photographs, trained as a chef. He has worked with Food Arts magazine as well as many leading food companies.
Peter Pioppo has specialized in food photography for two decades. His work has appeared in such publications as Bon Appetit and New York magazines, and, with Nir Adar, he has presented a "Food Art" show at a New York gallery.