agosto 29, 2021

Sambuca, one of the most evocative hamlet in Sicily

Have you ever heard of a place called SAMBUCA di SICILIA? Sambuca, which was appointed most beautiful hamlet in Italy in 2016, is a lovely place […]
luglio 1, 2021

We need to talk about the ancient Sicilian ice-cream: “Bomba, scorzonera & giardinetto”

Bomba gelato, scorzonera and giardinetto are the Sicilian traditional ice-creams. Have you ever heard these funny names before? If not, it means you are too young to remember. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
luglio 11, 2018

The finest mussel soup of all times…

Do you know how to cook a mussel soup? Follow this recipe and you will have the finest and most delicate soup you have ever eaten […]
aprile 19, 2018

“Sarde a beccafico”, the unique Sicilian sardine rolls

Do you know what “sarde a beccafico” are? And why they have got this strange name? This is a typical Sicilian dish made of fresh sardines […]
maggio 22, 2017

Crespelle, zeppole or Benedettine: 3 names but only 1 recipe!

Have you ever heard of the “crespelle di riso catanesi”? Or as we call it in Sicilian “i crispeddi”? This is a recipe which is traditionally […]
settembre 21, 2014

Sicilian parmigiana and Nero d’Avola: amazing combination!

Have you ever heard about Parmigiana? I am sure the name rings a bell, but what is it exactly? The “Parmigiana di melanzane” is a very […]
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 […]
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) […]