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

  

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm
Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Tourists from Australia sample smoked reindeer heart at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

London’s East End

London’s East End

Fresh street food for sale in London’s East End. 960 1280

  

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Jellified apple with foie gras at Quimet y Quimet tapas bar in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Founder of the food tour company Paris by Mouth, Meg Zimbeck, gives an interview in front of the Eiffel Tower. 960 1280

  

Kumpir

Kumpir

Kumpir, a baked potato street food in Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Busy streets around Prague’s Wenceslas Square. 960 1280

  

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Food guide Fredrik Ekstrom samples fresh gravid lax at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

Boucherie Michel Bruno

Boucherie Michel Bruno

The variety of meats available at Boucherie Michel Bruno at the Marche d'Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Fish doesn’t come fresher than on these boats floating down Istanbul’s Bosphorus River. 960 1280

  

Hardouin Cheese shop

Hardouin Cheese shop

Fresh cheese for sale at the Hardouin Cheese shop at the Marche d’Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Outdoor stalls at the Havelske Trziste market in Prague. 960 1280

  

London's East End

London's East End

Caribbean street food of beet root and apple stew in London's East End. 960 1280

  

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Food writer Tara Stevens snacks on chickpeas with blood sausage at Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market. 960 1280

  

Spice markets of Istanbul

Spice markets of Istanbul

A variety of nuts for sale in the spice markets of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs street stand is known for jellied eels. 960 1280

  

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s picturesque harbor. 960 1280

  

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