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A selection of articles regarding ingredients and preparations, seen from an unusual angle. On why and how people prepare food, on where and when they eat. Far from comprehensive these articles try to complementary to the vast existing material.

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What Italian Children want What do Italian children want to eat? Not just the fussy eaters but kids, in general. …

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Autumn leaves Persimmon is an autumn fruit. The leaves change for intense green to auburn red. It is often the …

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Bread, bread and bread Bread crumbs have two possible mothers. A hard one and a soft one. Italians and Sicilians …

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Cleopatra’s pearl Royal wit. It all started with a bet. Between Cleopatra and Marc Anthony on hosting the most expensive …

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Small is beautiful Cherry tomato is a relative recent phenomenon in Italy. And in Sicily very recent. The Pachino area …

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Some history Bruschetta has very humble origins. From 1650 on, Italian peasants upgraded old bread with tomato. The tomatoes were …

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(Quite) some history Zucchine Genovesi, aka Cucurbita pepo. This lovely vegetable originates in South America. Spanish mercantile ships brought them …

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Sponge What is street food sfincione? Is it a pizza? bread? lunch? Is it healthy? As it goes with popular …

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What’s in a name? Stracciatella translates as little rags. And this applies to the three different preparations the name refers …

cutting board with cold meat, a chili pepper and a knife: very Sicilian indeed

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man sleeping on a bench with a typical Sicilian hat

From dusk till dawn

From dusk till dawn

An arbitrary selection of the finest place to stay overnight
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silhouette of a man eating, wearing a typical Sicilian Coppola

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