Italy’s Green Gastronomy Stars

Jan 12, 2023 161

Crabs are a contentious topic in Venice right now. The moeche, or soft-shell crabs - normally harvested from lagoon mudflats to star on local menus for a few short weeks in October and April - have all but vanished this year.

It’s blamed on a combination of rising temperatures, overfishing and invasive alien species – chiefly, the far larger Atlantic blue crabs, which have no natural predator here in the Adriatic. Populations of jellyfish and bluefish are similarly exploding in the warmer waters. 

Read more


You may be interested