Savouring the complex sicilian soul through food

Sicilian is more than a geographical adjective, it is a way of living, a way of being. It is a feeling of superiority, it is a defence, it is a menace. guides you along savours and smells, barren mountains and incomprehensible squalor, immense beauty, joyous people, leaving no one indifferent.

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Olive Schiacciate

Olive Schiacciate You cannot eat fresh pick olives. They are bitter and leave your palate in a jumble. Olives need processing. No sophisticated tools, no mumbo jumbo. In ten days you have yourself a wonderful batch. Ideal for cocktail, aperitifs or just because. Prep Time 30 Minutes Cook Time 10.000 Minutes Total Time 10.030 Minutes […]

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A classic autumn dish Few dishes capture autumn better than zucca risotto. A transitionary treat, saluting summer, welcoming winter. This

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Choosing and precaution Marinated tuna uses fresh tuna. And as we learned, fresh fish is prone to anisakis, a nasty

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Mare e monti, Italy

Mare e monti Mare e monti is not exactly the same as Surf and turf. In common they have the

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Fried tomatoes

Tomatoes It’s fried tomato time. The more mature examples transform in tomato sauce or soup. The firmer ones become salads

vendemmia 2021

A long harvest The Sicilian wine harvest, la vendemmia, started. Due to the hot summer, a week earlier than last year. A winery near Palermo picked the first bunch as soon

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Soft drinks

Soft Spuma Spuma is an old Italian soft drink. Don’t get fooled by the name, which translates as foam, froth. It is carbonated water mixed with mainly sugar and some

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BTE fifth edition

Tourism in Sicily BTE. Tourist are still roaming Sicily in what seems a never ending season. And yet BTE is

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Origins and myths The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits. Native to the Middle East it prospers in the

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Surf and Turf USA

No so original origins The origin of Surf and Turf dates back to the nineteen sixties. In the United states.

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Parking in Palermo

In the beginning there was chaos Many cities struggle with the parking problem. With the demand for parking overwhelmingly outnumbering

Pane e cipudda
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1. Where to start You cannot peel a melograna, a pomegranate. To get the seeds, cut the fruit in two halves. Some manage to do so by twisting the fruit.

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Best Sicilian Food blogs

1. Siciliafan All these are more than mere Sicilian food blogs. Siciliafan for example labels itself the as biggest Sicilian community online. The blog got rolling in 2009, as a