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

  

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