dicembre 13, 2011

Santa Lucia & the tradition: let’s find out what, when & why

Do you know why here in Sicily on December the 13th, which is the day of the Sicilian Virgin and Saint Lucy, we eat some stuff […]
novembre 15, 2011

Oregano and lemon zest, two things I cannot live without!

Give me some pizza and I will put a ton of oregano on it. Ask me to make a sweet pie with ricotta cheese (our traditional cassata) and […]
novembre 1, 2011

Sicilian November tradition: “frutta di Martorana & pupi di zucchero”

  In Sicily and in particular in Palermo there are two important festivities that come on the beginning of November. On the very 1st of the […]
ottobre 20, 2011

Filled bell peppers: gorgeous Mediterranean taste

Do you know how to make some bell peppers filled with cheese and olives? This is a typical Sicilian side-dish and it has definetely got a […]
settembre 30, 2011

Pasta with squash, our summer & fall “minestra”

Do you know how to cook “pasta con la zucchina a minestra“? I already told you about pasta a minestra in general, now we are preparing […]
settembre 22, 2011

Fresh homemade tomato sauce: it’s worth doing it!

Do you know how to make a fresh delicious homemade tomato sauce? Have you ever tried? The making of tomato sauce or tomato passata (in Italian salsa di pomodoro) […]
agosto 16, 2011

“Anelletti al forno”: our scrumptious baked Sicilian pasta

Do you know what “anelletti al forno” are? Here in Sicily we have a typical shape of pasta that is called “Sicilian anelletti” which means little […]
agosto 11, 2011

Have a rest with a “Sicilian granita”

    Hi everyone, do you know what the “granita di pistacchi” is? Granita is something very typical from Sicily and is basically what you probably […]
luglio 30, 2011

Gelo di mellone: our summer watermelon pudding

Do you know what the “gelo di mellone” is? It’s the name of a very traditional summer pudding that is made ONLY in Palermo and its province. […]
luglio 16, 2011

Let’s talk about “CAPONATA!”

Do you know what “caponata” is? With this word we generally refer to the caponata made of eggplants (or aubergines) but it’s actually a generic word […]
giugno 28, 2011

Sicilian cheese: la “Vastedda del Belice”

Do you know what is the so-called “vastedda del Belice”? It’s a local exquisite cheese coming from the area of Belice, in the province of Agrigento. […]
giugno 25, 2011

“Pasta alla Norma”, what’s the story of this incredible dish?

Do you know how to make pasta alla Norma? And what is the story of this Sicilian dish? The pasta alla Norma is originally from Catania, […]