marzo 22, 2020

In Palermo Marsala wine and Art nouveau have only one name: FLORIO!

Who has never heard of the glorious FLORIO FAMILY? Sicilians by adoption, but originally from Calabria they moved to Palermo at the end of the 19th […]
gennaio 25, 2020

A Sicilian soul born in Uk, interview with Chef Emilia Strazzanti

With the start of the New Year we always try to change something about our lives, whether is an habit, something we want to fix, or […]
dicembre 23, 2019

Christmas Eve in Messina with the “pitoni messinesi”

Have you ever heard of a Sicilian delicacy called the “pitoni messinesi”?   One of the most traditional food you can eat in Messina‘s families for […]
ottobre 11, 2019
Capo

Palermo street food, the perfect tour to learn who we are

“We are what we eat” is a book written by an American professor and it was also the foundation of my graduate thesis, which is the […]
agosto 20, 2019

Eggplant or Aubergine rolls? Let’s call them “Involtini di melanzane!”

Have you ever tried the “involtini di melanzane”? Involtini in Italian means rolls and the origin of this recipe is actually unknown but it definitely falls […]
aprile 8, 2019

Sicilian filled artichokes cooked in tomato sauce

Do you know how to cook artichokes in tomato sauce with the typical Sicilian filling? In Sicily we cook artichokes in several ways. This recipe is one […]
febbraio 28, 2019

Lentils pasta soup: a soothing dish for your cold winters

Have you ever tried pasta soup with lentils? Yes I said pasta soup, because in Italy not only we eat pasta asciutta but we also have […]
gennaio 19, 2019

Sicilian icons: Paolo Borsellino & the Antica focacceria San Francesco

Do you know what the “Antica focacceria San Francesco” is? And what has to do with Paolo Borsellino? Well, read on and everything will be clarified. In […]
gennaio 5, 2019

Pizza ‘a taglio’ and rounded one: what’s the difference?

Have you ever heard the expression “pizza a taglio”? Do you know what it means?  Italy is the homeland of pizza, but there is a big […]
dicembre 5, 2018

Sweet and sour fried red pumpkin

Do you know how to cook sweet and sour fried pumpkin? This is a delicious colourful side dish perfect to be served with either meat or […]
novembre 24, 2018

“Calamari panati”, grilled squid in breadcrumbs

Do you know how to cook grilled squid in breadcrumbs? As we live in an island, eating fish and seafood is quite normal for us. Fried […]
agosto 3, 2018

Spaghetti with pesto trapanese, a proper summer delight

Have you ever heard of the typical “pesto alla trapanese”? It’s pesto Trapani style: fresh, light, tasty, … I would call it a recipe with character, […]