The Red Domes Of Palermo

Whenever I see the church of San Cataldo, I feel Palermo is welcoming me home. The red domes of this ancient church overlook Via Maqueda and Piazza Bellini. San Cataldo was built during the early-Norman era in the 1150s by Maio of Bari, William I’s top emir, or commander. Its cherry-on-top domes and elegant window…

A Sicily-inspired Gift Idea: A Sicilian Cooking Box

I learned how to make this zucchini tart (which I made for our Thanksgiving table) from Annalisa of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experiences. You and your loved ones can learn from Annalisa too through the GoSicily Sicilian Culinary Experience in a Box that’s filled with artisanal ingredients from Sicily and comes with online tutorials with Annalisa…

In Ragusa It’s Like Spring

Somewhere in Ragusa Province… Where I am in now the northeastern United States, it’s fall right now, and everything is turning towards its winter mode. By contrast, in southeastern Sicily, it’s like spring. After the dry days of summer and June and July’s wheat harvest, this time of year the fields are starting to regenerate…

Western Sicily’s Salt Pans

The salt pans of Nubia, near Trapani along Sicily’s west coast are renowned by cooks throughout the world for the delicious sea salt Sicilians have harvested from here for centuries. The tuna fishing industry, which has existed here since Phoenician times (c. 800 BCE), prompted the development of the salt pans because salt is an…

Learn To Make Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes This Sunday

Join us on Sunday to learn to make Artichokes Three Ways! When I was a child, before the turkey and fixings, we started our Thanksgiving dinner with my Sicilian grandmother Lorenzina’s stuffed artichokes. This Sunday, join Allison Scola of Experience Sicily online with Annalisa of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experience, who will be live from her…