I visited the beautiful city of Venice about a year ago with my husband. It truly is a romantic city, even though our gondola driver smoked a cigarette the whole time, rather than sing an Italian song. I asked him if he was going to sing to us, and he said we’d probably jump out of his boat if he tried, but floating down the narrow water pathways in this ancient city fulfilled a long-time bucket list for me, and I was able to hear other gondola singers nearby, so I guess that counts!

Beautiful Venice
The beautiful gondolas of Venice.

The Best Performing Gluten-free Pasta

Although I never ate pasta when I was in Venice, I came across this corn pasta made in Italy by Le Veneziane, and the performance of the noodles are superb! In fact, my husband prefers them over regular pasta, and that’s saying a lot! They are made of 100% Corn, which is possibly why the texture and taste is superior to rice noodles, which tend to be gummy. They come in several different styles; fettuccine, spaghetti, and lasagna to name a few. You can purchase them by clicking on the link below.

Le Veneziane GF Pasta
The best performing gluten-free pasta!

A Delicious Way to Enjoy Gluten-free Noodles

Browned Butter & Mizithra is one of my favorite combinations over these noodles. A fast dinner, you can whip it up in under 15 minutes! If you work full-time, like I do, finding quick meals is a must, especially around the holidays when time is so precious.

Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese over Gf Noodles
Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese over Gf Noodles

Finding laundry hanging from the old venetian buildings is a common sight. I was told they do not have dryers in most of the buildings in Venice. It made me wonder if the saying, “Don’t air your dirty laundry” came from such a place as Venice.

The Grand Canal in Venice.
The Grand Canal in Venice
Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese over Gluten-free Noodles
If you can handle dairy, this is a must try dish!

Browned Butter & Mizithra Recipe

(serves 4)

4- Le Veneziane nested clumps of GF Pasta

1- 4 to 6 oz block of Mizithra Cheese

1/2 cup butter (browned)

Sea Salt to taste

Cook pasta in a pan of boiling water for 9-10 minutes. While pasta is cooking, place butter in a small sauté pan over medium heat and brown the butter. Swirl the pan often to keep the butter from burning, and remove the pan just shortly after the brown bits begin to form.

Strain the pasta, place it on your serving plate and drizzle the browned butter on top. Quickly grate the Mizithra cheese over the top. Add sea salt to taste and serve immediately.

Enjoy a taste of Italy!


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