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 […]
settembre 8, 2013

Breaded eggplants or as we call them: “melanzane a cotoletta!”

 Do you know how to prepare some amazing breaded aubergines or eggplants? This is a Sicilian recipe that we called “melanzane a cotoletta“. Melanzane means aubergine/eggplant, […]
novembre 11, 2012

Saint Martin’s day, his cookies and the Moscato wine!

Have you ever heard about the  S. Martin festivity? Well, November the 11th is the day of Saint Martin and in Sicily is usually accompanied by […]
settembre 2, 2012

Light summer minestra: “Pasta with tenerumi”

Do you know what “tenerumi” are? And how do we cook them with pasta? Tenerumi which basically means ‘tender’ are the big leaves of the long […]
agosto 1, 2012

The basics of Sicilian Cuisine: the “Soffritto”

Do you know what does “soffritto” mean? This word is one of the most common in cooking Sicilian or Italian style. It actually is both 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) […]
gennaio 22, 2011

“Biancomangiare”, the Sicilian white pudding

Do you know how to cook Biancomangiare, the Sicilian white pudding? And why is it called that way? The origin of this delicious dessert is told […]