Artichoke and Swiss Chard Pie

Torta di Carciofi e Biete

Preparation info

  • 8

    appetizer
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Marcella Cucina

By Marcella Hazan

Published 1997

  • About

Venice is recognized as a source of a dazzling variety of seafood and seafood dishes, but what is not so generally known is that, for its light-handed cooking, it also draws on the riches of the vegetable gardens that cover the farm islands of its lagoon. Most prominent among these islands is S. Erasmo, whose fields benefit from exposure to the savory, salt-laden breezes of the Adriatic. S. Erasmo’s most famous product is artichoke. In the spring it is copious in the market, whence it finds