To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.
Shylock, circa 1600, Venice, Italy
Not much in Venice has changed over the past 400 years. The Rialto is still packed with merchants, the small streets packed with people, and the summer air packed with heavy air and aroma. And of course, as in The Merchant of Venice, the world still spins with avarice and revenge, and hopefully, eventually justice.
The Venetians have been famous merchants for centuries, trading everything from silk to spices. In this corner of Italy, and its gateway to the East, the local cuisine overflows with fish from the lagoon and produce from local farms.
This recipe, with fresh scallops and fresh zucchini, is everywhere. This is summer’s sweet revenge for a long wet winter. Justice served.
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