A classic Italian sweet made of lightly toasted almonds, and a mixture of honey, sugar and egg whites. The honey and the sugar are heated until they become concentrated, then mixed with whipped egg whites until they turn into a white, creamy and light batter, and then cooked slowly. After cooking, toasted nuts are added and the the nougat is hand formed into beautiful little mountains and then packaged while they are still warm to maintain their fragrance and aroma.
There's more to this region than the snaking waterways and Byzantine mosaics of the capital -- Venetian cuisine is also a wealth of splendid surprises. From snackable cicchetti to savory rice and polenta, the food here is packed with flavor.