LIVE, Day 5, Stirring Sicily East: The Land Teaches Us

We saw the landscape where they graze. We now understand their daily milking routine. We learned how their milk is used to make different cheeses. We tasted the cheeses made from all of these elements and the air and sun. Thank you to these gentle sheep for giving us sustenance!

Day 4: Stirring Sicily | Stella!

LIVE Day 4: Stirring Sicily… Back in the old days, this is how locals on Etna got around and moved the grapes, the chestnuts, and the apples, among other goods: by donkey! So, today, not only did we have a splendid wine tasting, but we also learned about the volcano and the terroir of the…

Day 3: Stirring Sicily East Live

LIVE Day 3: Experience Sicily’s Stirring Sicily East tour with Zest! (of Lititz, Penn.) and Chef Nino Elia. There are many ways to travel. The first word is to have an open heart. The second, is to travel through a passion you possess. Today, during our cooking and wine tour, led by local mamma Alessia…

Start The Day With Dessert

LIVE Day 2: Experience Sicily 2018 Stirring Sicily East tour with Zest! (Lititz, PA) and Chef Nino Elia in Modica, Sicily… Today, we were with loveSicily, where in our cooking class, we learned about the centuries-old traditions of chocolate making specific to Modica. How awesome to start the day with dessert!

Day 1: Stirring Sicily East Live

LIVE Day 1: Experience Sicily’s Stirring Sicily East 2018 with Zest! (Lititz, Penn.) and Chef Nino Elia … Those who took Air Italy to arrive at Catania, Sicily arrived on time and happy. Those who took a German airline with missed connections needed to go shopping due to lost luggage! But in that, there is…

When Making Cannoli

Look at these beauties I came upon this evening in Acitrezza, Sicily at Eden Bar! “Holy cannoli” is right! As I get ready for our Experience Sicily hands-on cooking and wine tour, Stirring Sicily, (presented along with Zest Lititz, Penn. and Chef Antonino Elia) that starts tomorrow, a word of advice for when you make…

A Horse Isn’t Just A Horse

Never stopping, today, I fit in some horseback riding on Etna at Sicily Horse Riding, which specializes in taking tourists through the forests and terraced vineyards of Etna (and on the beach too!). After an enlightening wine tasting on the slopes… and our journey through the bush, I thanked Maya, for letting me ride her…

Sleep Like A Princess

I arrived in Sicily today, and it’s super late here (Ah, jet lag … but really, what’s been keeping me awake is that I’ve been working most of the night!). I’m about to go to sleep, and yes, I’m sleeping in *this* castle! This is a magnificent castle hotel-resort that I’m investigating for your future…

Experience Life in Licodia Eubea, Sicily

When we ascended the mountain to arrive here, at Licodia Eubea, my cousin Giulia asked me, “Where are we going?!” What we found was a charming town with a strong heritage and warm-hearted people. I can’t wait to go back! Next July, you can come with me, for a unique experience in Sicily: Life in…