Tis the Season for Castraure — Venetian Violet Baby Artichokes

Maya Stonecastle | May 18, 2019 | Market Day

When you’re 8 years old, play time is serious business. After several hours hard at work, the words “time for dinner” can evoke many emotions. Anticipation, excitement, and occasionally fear. The latter was the case on this particular day, as I heard

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We hosted Rick Steves in Venice!

Maya Stonecastle | May 11, 2019 | Venice Bites Updates

We had the great pleasure of hosting American travel writer and television personality Rick Steves in late April.  For over two decades, he has been North America’s most respected authority on European travel, and we were thrilled when he asked to join

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Corny as it Sounds…

Maya Stonecastle | September 6, 2018 | Market Day

Read “Corny as it Sounds” on our blog, Bites of Passage — http://bitesofpassage.com/corny-as-it-sounds/

We’re Still Goin’ Wild for Blueberries

Maya Stonecastle | August 24, 2018 | Market Day

  Read “We’re Still Goin’ Wild for Blueberries” on our blog, Bites of Passage — http://bitesofpassage.com/were-still-goin-wild-for-blueberries/

Wild Blueberries Can Drag Me Away

Maya Stonecastle | August 18, 2018 | Market Day

  Read “Wild Blueberries Can Drag Me Away” at our blog, Bites of Passage — bitesofpassage.com/wild-blueberries-can-drag-me-away

Market Day! What’s Fresh This Week at Rialto Mercato (Week of June 6 2015)

Maya Stonecastle | June 6, 2015 | Market Day

The Rialto Mercato is in full Summer swing! Of course, there is an abundance of tomatoes, including these beauties! The tomatoes are so sweet right now, we ate one like an apple walking home from the market! While it’s almost a shame

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Happy Birthday, Nutella!

Maya Stonecastle | April 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

On Aoril 20, 1964, the very first jar of Nutella rolled off the production line in the Ferrero factory, located in Alba, a town in the Piedmont Region. The creation of Nutella was one of those “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”

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It’s starting to sink in

Adam Stonecastle | April 12, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

133 days today.  That’s how long it’s been since we arrived to start our new life in Venice, Italy together. Everyday, we walk the streets of this amazing city, getting to know the different neighborhoods, exploring new shops, markets, and restaurants, all

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Saint Anthony Blesses Me Again!

Maya Stonecastle | April 6, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

As readers of this blog know, I have a special affinity for Saint Anthony.  He has blessed me in so many ways, and I’m not even Catholic!  I don’t care, and I don’t think Saint Anthony does either, because I feel his

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One Day in the Life of Venice Bites

Maya Stonecastle | March 29, 2015 | Venice Bites Updates

It always starts out innocently enough. We go for a walk in a new part of town, sightseeing along the way.  We come across views that are so beautiful, either in their simplicity or majesty.  In this case, we happen upon a

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