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On Ice: Life and Lunch at Mercato di Rialto

L. Sasha Gora    Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany    

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abstract

Visitors consume Venice’s Mercato di Rialto most often with their eyes and cameras. Venetians, in contrast, consume it with their mouths. During the week they voice their orders gently, but on Saturday mornings shopping lists become full-volume announcements that compete against the market noise. By analysing the history and role of the Pescheria at Rialto Market and its culinary and cultural representations, this article considers the entanglement between seafood and people, ice and freshness, and life and lunch.

Published
Dec. 20, 2021
Accepted
Nov. 17, 2021
Submitted
Oct. 11, 2021
Language
EN

Keywords: MultispeciesFoodwaysVeniceCulinary knowledgeSeafoodMarkets

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