aprile 22, 2017

Pan d’arancio: the perfect marriage between Sicilian almonds & oranges

Have you ever heard of a Sicilian cake called “pan d’arancio”? The pan d’arancio (literally orange bread) is a typical cake prepared in the province of […]
aprile 13, 2017

Simple and genuine, the perfect minestra for the Holy Week

Have you ever tried this genuine and super healthy minestra dish that we called pasta with lettuce? This recipe has very poor origins as it was […]
marzo 25, 2017

Crazy about Sicilian granita? Go to the “Nivarata” in Acireale

Have you ever tried a Sicilian granita? A granita is a flavored slush but on a completely different level. It’s typical of Eastern Sicily (especially Catania […]
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 […]
gennaio 22, 2017

Rianata and tabisca: delicious local Sicilian focaccias

Rianata Trapanese Have you ever heard of the names “RIANATA TRAPANESE” or “TABISCA SACCENSE”? And what about the “FUATA NISSENA”? Do not worry. They are not […]
dicembre 4, 2016

Meatballs in broth, the frugal dish that keeps you warm

Have you ever heard of this typical dish called “Monachine in brodo”? Perfect during the winter season the monachine are tiny little meatballs cooked in broth […]
novembre 10, 2016

Comics & food, from Boston to Palermo with Phil Amara

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure to meet an American teacher and former comics editor with Sicilian roots, who is also author of […]
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 […]
ottobre 16, 2016

Tuna, potatoes and… voilà: you’ve got your “fish”!

Have you ever heard of the “pesce finto”? This typical southern recipe, whose name literally means fake fish, is a very quick one and so delicious! […]
settembre 25, 2016

Slice and more, a Sicilian take away in the city of London

Last week I have been invited to an event for the promotion of a new place opened recently in the heart of London. It is called […]
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 21, 2016

The Sicilian “polpette di melanzane”, yummy veggie fritters

Have you ever tried this amazing Sicilian recipe called in Italian “polpette di melanzane”? I know you are asking: “what does it mean?” It’s aubergine/eggplants fritters. […]