Ladies celebrating …. so nice afternoon/night! Thank you.Continue Reading... Commenti disabilitati su Cooking Class with American Ladies
Cooking classes with amazing guests. A nice family from Canada. Thank you to all of you for appreciating and enjoying with us our culinary tradition.Continue Reading... Commenti disabilitati su Cooking Classes
Hot, hot, hot … Here is the recipe for one of the main things to prepare during the hot August month: sun-dried tomatoes, from the kitchen of SicilianFoodLovers First step – get the best and freshest tomatoes possible. Cut them in half and sprinkle with large amounts of rock salt. The salt absorbs water allowing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Stuffed sardines, sarde a beccafico in Sicilian dialect, is one of the most traditional and well-loved dishes in Sicily. Sardines are small, inexpensive and are commonly found off the coast of Sicily. For a long time, sardines were one of the main ingredients in the diet of the lower class, especially fishermen, who ate them quite often. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I would like to thank you everyone for the amazing week we spent together! Thanks, from Cinzi a and AntonioContinue Reading... No Comments.
“PASTA CHI TINNIRUMA” from the kitchen of SFL Do you know “tinniruma”? They are the leaves of “cucuzza”, a typical Sicilian zucchini used in many local dishes. It is a very poor ingredient which is great to eat on its own as a side dish just boiled or sautè with garlic and chilly, or can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the story of a Sicilian boy named Cola but everyone called him “Colapesce (pesce=fish)” because he loved the sea and he spent his days swimming and diving. He lived in Messina, a beautiful city in the east coast of Sicily, with his mother. She didn’t like Cola’ strange habits and she was used to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Simple and yummy … “Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino” (also called “midnight spaghetti”…) Recipe from the kitchen of SicilianFoodLovers Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 dried chilies, crumbled, or ½ teaspoon chili flakes 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley (optional, but I like […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Antonio and I always thought that we would be parents that would get a babysitter and go out all the time. After having our baby arrived reality has set in. Trustworthy babysitters are hard to find, they are expensive and, above all, babies grow up too fast and we do not want miss anything. So we […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Cannoli Recipe from the kitchen of SicilianFood Lovers Yummy … you need the authentic CANNOLI recipe – “There are several secrets for making authentic Sicilian cannoli” (my grandmother was used to say!) “Use fresh ricotta made from sheep’s milk” – ricotta goes off very quickly, so buy only the freshest cheese and make your recipe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
CARNEVALE – This week we are eating ricotta cakes … “cannoli”, “cassata”, “chiacchiere” … In every big city, town or small village everyone participates to the carnival parades from the smallest child to senior citizens everyone is wearing a costume or mask from the simple ones to the more elaborate ones, with bright colors prevailing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sicily offers a landscape of extraordinary and uncontaminated beauty, of softly undulating mountains, volcanos and hills, olive groves and vineyards following ancient trails laid by hermits, saints, peasants and pilgrims. In the North-West it’s possible to see uncontaminated nature, culture and … great gastronomy and wines. In the town or in the country, in the humblest cottages or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Interesting picture of the Sicilian sky during a Scirocco storm from the Sahara Desert. This is a very hot and – at the same time – humid wind. Sicilian climate has different features according to the different areas of the island: here, on the Northern side, across the coast, we have hot summers and mild […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It was the year 2010 when Antonio attended the cooking school of Chef Salvatore Cascino and it was one out of the best experience in his live – talking about kitchen, of course. Chef Salvatore cascino is the depositary of the traditional Sicilian cooking school. A tribute to him in the best way Antonio can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sicily was originally named Trinacria “the land with three points”, due to its triangular shape. This is the way the Italian poet Dante Alighieri refers to Sicily in his famous “The Divine Comedy” (Paradise. VIII, 67‐68): “And beautiful Trinacria, shrouded, from Pachino to Paloro, on the edge of the gulf” Nowadays the Trinacria is the official […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“In Sicily it seems as though the sun shines brighter, the shadows are darker, and life is lived full on and for the moment. This is an island to be visited with an open mind – and a healthy appetite; one factor remains a constant, and that is the uncompromisingly high quality of the cuisine” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sicily is really a big Island, the largest of the Mediterranean Islands and Italy’s largest region. It is full of history and, each part of it, of extremely architectonic-cultural-historic interest. Simply, describing Sicily – as for many other places – is hard, quite impossible because of its history and of the different cultures existing there. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Cefalù, a haven of tranquility, a refuge, and a sanctuary of religious inspiration. The name, which translated means “head“, probably referring to the shape of the hill and huge rock crowned with an ancient castle, rising above the town, was given to the town by the Greeks. Cefalù‘s origins are surrounded in mystery. Mentioned in ancient tomes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“When I came here thirty years ago, and the manna trade was considered dead, the first thing that came to my mind was to try to produce the manna directly, from the tree extremely clean, in a way to sell it without having to process it industrially. Suddenly, I walked past a tree and noticed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
* Cefalù – certainly one of the most popular destinations on Sicily. This ancient fishermens’ place has a special charme which is not only engendered by its picturesque centre but also by its beautiful beach * Palermo – the capital of Sicily, with about 730.000 inhabitants the biggest town on the island with its own airport. Palermo […]Continue Reading... No Comments.