luglio 7, 2017

Mr. Sirah from the Mandrarossa family, best friend ever… I mean wine!

 A real friend never lets you down, especially during hard times. Right? The other night it was pouring down heavily, my train was delayed and when […]
maggio 1, 2017

The Sicilian barbecue: sasizza, stigghiole and carne di crasto

Typical Sicilian barbecue – thanks to Barbara for the pic.   Have you ever heard of the Sicilian word “arrostuta”? And what about the Italian translation […]
febbraio 3, 2017

Palermo is the Capital of the Italian Culture for 2018

  Dear friends,  I am so proud to announce that Palermo two days ago has been nominated by the Mibact Commission <<Capital of Italian Culture for […]
ottobre 30, 2016

All Souls Day and the traditional Sicilian “cannistru ri morti!”

Have you ever heard the Italian expression “canestro dei morti“? And what about the Sicilian “u’ cannistru ri morti“? Maybe from your grandmother or grandfather? The […]
settembre 8, 2016

The most refreshing drink in Sicily is called “Acqua e Anice”

Do you know what Sicilian people used to drink in ancient times during the hot and muggy Summers? It was simply called “acqua e zammù“, literally […]
agosto 10, 2016

“Sicilierie”: traditional Sicilian food in the heart of Brussels

 My beautiful foodies, few weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit the heart of Europe, in particular Belgium and  the lovely city of Brussels, and, […]
luglio 28, 2015

5 reasons to visit Sicily on Holiday

In 1887 the eminent German author J. W. Goethe wrote in his renowned book The Italian journey: “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is […]
luglio 14, 2014

The tradition of the Festino: babbaluci, calia and semenza

I have to be honest with you: when I was a child, we were never particularly crazy about the “Festino of Santa Rosalia”, (or in Sicilian […]
novembre 1, 2013

Colorful Sicilian Marzipan Fruits: history and origin

The so called “frutta di Martorana” (Martorana’s fruits), also known as “pasta reale” (royal pastry) or “marzapane” (marzipan), are typical Sicilian almond sweets that we prepare […]
ottobre 1, 2013

Sicilian experts: Chef Giuseppe Di Cristina

 We always talk about Sicilian food and recipes but today I am particularly glad to post this interview to a young Sicilian Chef who, because of […]
agosto 15, 2013

A refreshing Mediterranean iced tea with an exotic twist!

 Have you ever prepared an iced tea that is refreshing and tasty and has an exotic twist as well? That is very easy to do. You […]
marzo 18, 2013

Saint Joseph’s bread and the devotion of the Altar

Do you know what “Pane di San Giuseppe” is? Last year on March the 19th, the day of Saint Joseph, I talked about our lovely tiyical sweets called […]