febbraio 6, 2016

Sicilian homemade bread fritters: for Carnival, but not only!

Do you know how to prepare some bread fritters for Carnival? In my family the Sunday before the famous pancake tuesday (that precedes Ash wednesday) we […]
gennaio 17, 2016

Pasta with borages, healthy and comfort food at the same time

Have you ever heard of borage vegetables? This veg, whose original name is borago officinalis, grows spontaneously here in some spots of Sicily in the winter […]
dicembre 19, 2015

Fresh pecorino cheese in batter, a real treat for your feasts!

Do you know what is “Primosale in pastella”? If you happened to read my blog before I am sure those two words are quite familiar. Primosale […]
novembre 1, 2015

The traditional sweet in Catania for All Souls Day? It’s the “Rame di Napoli!”

Do you know what the ‘Rame di Napoli’ are? Literally the translation means Naples’ copper and they are a dessert prepared for the festivity of All […]
ottobre 17, 2015

Sicilian Ragù: the classic seasoning for pasta and rotisserie

Do you know what “Ragù alla Siciliana” is? The term ragù comes originally from the French ragout and is basically a sauce with meat that is […]
settembre 19, 2015

Time for harvesting the “green gold”: it’s the Bronte’s pistachio!

A plant of Bronte’s pistachio – Photo by Giuseppe Di Bella Do you know why the pistachio nut cultivated in Bronte (province of Catania) is one […]
agosto 9, 2015

Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food in Palermo

Last year I was contacted by Channel Four to be part of this tv show which was shot in my city. In this episode, Chef 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 15, 2015

In Mazara del Vallo the 3 days of the “Red Prawn!”

  The Red Prawn of Mazara, photo source: siciliafan.it The prince of shellfish is going to be the protagonist of the next three days in Mazara […]
giugno 25, 2015

King prawns linguine paired with Mandrarossa Viognier

Do you know how to cook a delicious plate of “linguine with gamberi” in the Sicilian way? This is an exquisite dish if you love sea […]
giugno 13, 2015

Considerations on Sicily, food, work and mafia

 Who doesn’t like the movie “The Godfather”? Undoubtedly it’s a good movie. Some say even a masterpiece. But… it’s just a movie. Reality is different.   […]
maggio 25, 2015

Etna Coffee, Sicilian street food in London: it’s a YES for me!

Lately I have been caught up in the ‘British got talent’ tv show really badly, so… when yesterday I went to try the first Sicilian street […]