novembre 2, 2022

“Muffuletta cunzata”: another Sicilian tradition for All Souls day

Do you know what muffuletta cunzata is? It is a type of bread stuffed with some local ingredients (cunzata literally means stuffed) and is traditional of […]
luglio 19, 2022

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 […]
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. […]
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
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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 […]
dicembre 13, 2017

Traditional Sicilian Caldarroste vs Modern Chestnut Cake

Which one is gonna win: Sicilian tradition or a bit of food innovation and creativity? Today is all about chestnuts, but there is a tough match […]
dicembre 5, 2017

10 days of Sicilian food & culture in Palermo for the 3rd edition of the Street Food Fest

Are you ready for a complete full immersion of Sicilian Street Food? Well… you’d better be because is coming up in few days a Christmas edition […]
novembre 21, 2017

Scacce ragusane, delicious food from the deep south of Sicily

Have you ever heard of the famous “scacce ragusane” or the “schiacciata modicana”? I am talking about the beautiful Ragusashire, where Ragusa and Modica are situated, […]
ottobre 22, 2017

Bay leaves tea, my grandma’s remedies against stomachache

Have you ever tried a bay leaves tea? It is one of the most exquisite flavored herbal tea,  and it has incredible benefits too. Since the […]
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 […]
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 […]