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Gunpowder risotto and stolen scallops

Lemon risotto with gunpowder

For most of Venice’s history, the sound of cannon fire across the lagoon didn’t signify that the city was under attack- rather the shot marked the moment when a patrician novice took her vows and abandoned the world forever. Sort of. Venetian convents had their own way of interpreting the Church rules of claustration and for …

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