Zaeti Veneziani





Venice is magic in winter. The light and the atmosphere are so special. The best thing is just to walk around and to enjoy. My first wish was to see Venice with a lot of fog. There was fog, but there was also the sun.And this was lovely, too. On my first day I walked around with Zaira Zarotti@thefreakytable , a high talented photographer and lovely girl from Venice. Because of this I saw Venice with her eyes, and this was so enriching.The first night I spent in my favorite Hotel ‚La Calcina‘, where i would like to rent a room forever. The next day I met Anna Gilchrist@gilchristanna4, a lovely english student, I know from a workshop in Rome.In the evening were arriving Soyoung and Irina, two violin friends of mine to enjoy Venice together. We had interesting discussions, tried some of the most delicious food, and visited almost every part of the city, the crowded and the lonely places. I am so grateful to all these four persons for passing a magic time together.

In a venetian cookbook I found a recipe for these cookies, which you best enjoy together with sweet wine , such as vin santo.





Adapted from the book ‚La cucina di Venezia e della Laguna‘

  • 175 g 00 flour
  • 200 g polenta
  • 100 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g butter
  • 75 g raisins
  • grated rind from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp rhum
  • icing sugar
  • pinch of salt




Marinate the raisins with two tbsp rum. Beat the sugar with the eggs until fluffy. Then beat together with the soft butter. Then add the flour, polenta, salt, vanilla extract, 1 tbsp rum, the lemon rind and the raisins.

With floury hands form little balls, put them on a baking tray, flatten them and bake at 180° for 15 – 20 min. Then immediately turn them in the icing sugar.





photo by Zaira Zarotti @thefreakytableimg_0085-1