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December 22, 2005


I'm so happy you enjoed Venice...

Here in Italy some years ago there was the "salgemma", a typical kind of salt. So "Gemma" is a normal name for our salt...

Bye ! Laura

Venice was great Laura. I had no idea my name could refer to salt in Italian. That is a surprise! I suppose it is fitting, I enjoy salt more than most.

Hey Gemma,
I'll be in London the last week in January, and just on the off-chance that you'll be there, too, I thought I'd check...I'm glad your travels are going well!

Gemma, evething looks delicious, specially the cheeses and the olive strudel! Yum! Happy New Year, many hugs from Panama :)

Wow, I've found that:

"Salgemma, or sale di rocca: it's a natural and poor product.
Salgemma (95% of the mining salt) preservs his natural integrity, and so is more valued than the normal industrial cooking salt."

From here: http://www.i-love-you-federico.it/salgemma.html

Bye !


you're rite. those olive bread loaves look too good to be eaten. what a waste!
shaz a fellow food blogger

Thanks Melissa, Happy New Year's to you too!

Hi Laura, thanks for the information. I'm glad it is good salt!

Hi Shaz, it really was too bad. Luckily there have been many other redeeming bakery experiences on our trip. I am currently in Russia enjoying some fantastic pies and breads. Mmm!

I got a kick out of the salt named Gemma, as my name is Gemma Salt!! (I also live in the US)

I keep getting your wed site for "Best Bread" in Venice. Maurao El Forner de Canton" I search for an address or where to find..Pleaes help me locate... I get hungry everytime I see the picutes and discriptions. Going to Venice for 9 days in Mid April. Thanks

Mmm, I wish I was going back to Venice. Here is some information for you Jaci -- I don't know which address is correct, but Venezia isn't too big (Strada Nova sounds right to me though):

El Forner de Canton (Grocery and Bakery)
S. Polo, Venezia: Centro Storico
ruga Vechia S. Giovanni No. 603

El Forner de Canton (Grocery and Bakery)
Cannaregio, Venezia: Centro Storico
Strada Nova No. 3845

Um.... WOW. What a trip.

Hmm, nice information about Venice bakeries.

It really was amazing Caroline! I'm tempted to do it again, but I should really be saving money at this point in life.

Thanks Venice Travel Guide, though this is probably a bit out of date at this point.

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