Taste of Italy: Venice

They say we eat with our eyes first, so we hope you're hungry. Embark on our culinary tour of Venice.

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'These cheesy straw hats worn by gondoliers are an irresistible tourist trinket even for me.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"If this doesn't make you hungry, then Venice is NOT for you. Fresh whole fish from the lagoon is a specialty at Trattoria Alla Madonna restaurant.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'The soft-shell crabs called moeca are flash-fried and simply outstanding eaten whole.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'WARNING! This is NOT how to spend a romantic gondola ride in Venice. Ditch the crew, get me my wife.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Cold crayfish and fresh shrimps are the bounty that made Venice Italy's seafood nirvana.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Venice's most famous dish is seppie al nero -- squid in black ink. The flavor is incredible, and Ristorante al Covo's version is one of my favorites.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'I love Venetian seafood, especially when it's raw!' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Visit Cantina Da Schiavi when you're in Venice. This tuna with cacao is cheap, fast and delicious.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Just another day at the office. I'm on location in Venice, Italy, working hard to bring you only the very best.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Fresh eel, rock salt and bay leaves is how you celebrate Christmas in Murano, Italy. Of course, the glass furnaces to flash-bake it make it even more special.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'Murano is a small island just north of Venice. This quiet island is still home to many fishermen and worth a visit.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

'A pail full of live eels -- a prized Venetian delicacy -- but beware, they will bite.' 'Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

airline food onboard British Airways
airline food onboard British Airways

airline food onboard British Airways

Onboard a British Airways flight between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), passengers have an assortment of lunch options. 960 1280

George Ruiz, Flickr   

Airplane meal

Airplane meal

Beef stew, pasta, orzo, bread and more! An example of a warm and filling dinner onboard Air France. Depending on your flight’s departure time and duration, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack or dinner. 960 1280

Pat Guiney, Flickr  

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

A well-balanced dinner onboard Virgin Atlantic’s cross-Atlantic flights. 960 1280

Su Lin, Flickr  

Japanese meal

Japanese meal

A nice display of ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London business-class Japanese meal. 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

surf-and-turf airline meal

surf-and-turf airline meal

Onboard a United Airways flight, lunch between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) is a delicious surf-and-turf meal consisting of sauteed prawns and crispy Dakota beef, organic short rib wontons with organic Thai barbecue sauce and sweet-and-sour cucumber relish. 960 1280

Ernesto Andrade, Flickr   

cheese pizza

cheese pizza

Mmm … who doesn’t love a personal-size cheese pizza? Onboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight, pizza is a crowd pleaser, especially for those smaller passengers. 960 1280

Jessica Spengler, Flickr   

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

A well-balanced meal onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entrée or the dessert? A filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines offers a simple snack onboard a short 2-hour flight between Guilin, China, and Shanghai. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard United Airlines

airplane food onboard United Airlines

Another hearty meal on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights courtesy Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines meal service

Delta Airlines meal service

An example of Delta Airlines' complimentary meal service. Delta.com offers a detailed breakdown of when the airline serves a full meal. They offer complimentary meal service on most international flights 6 hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

Flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Beijing on Lufthansa Airlines will get passengers a meal that includes chicken with noodles, potato salad, cake, a dinner roll and tea. 960 1280

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airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines is the king and queen of airline cuisine -- catering to first- and business-class customers. Those traveling between Singapore and Japan, and Tokyo and Los Angeles, have the option of an authentic Japanese fine-dining experience. 960 1280

Karl Baron, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

This dinner plate onboard Avianca Airlines consists of grouper fillet in bechamel sauce, served with fried coriander, Creole potato, steamed broccoli and sauteed vegetables. 960 1280

Andres Rueda, Flickr  

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

A vegan meal option onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

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