Refresh With Granita On A Hot Day In Sicily

To deal with the hot summer days, we ate a lot of granita during our recent trip to Sicily. This was one of my favorite combinations: lemon granita submerged in fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice. As we prepared to visit the Sanctuary of Demeter Malophoros at Selinunte Archaeological Park, it was perfect. (And apropos considering “Malophoros” means…

Aperitivo In Sicily

Classic aperitivo: Aperol spritz, chips, olives, and other salty goodies eaten to get you ready for dinner (or to take the place of dinner, if you go to a place with a “pre-dinner” buffet) Although the aperitivo phenomenon started in northern Italy, Sicilians delight in it too, but perhaps with a local twist: this one…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #40. Life-changing Culinary Experiences

Having an opportunity to go directly to the caseificio (dairy) when the famer is making cheese from the morning’s milking — and my favorite, ricotta (re-cooked whey from the cheese, pictured) right out of the cauldron – wow, there is nothing like it! Grab some warm, sesame-laden bread and bring your appetite because you’ll experience…