Traditional Sicilian Baskets

These traditional Sicilian baskets handmade from river reeds are used for countless purposes. This particular size with the handle may often be seen tied to a rope, being lowered from balconies throughout Sicily. Called “un panaru” in Sicilian, they are used to carry everything from fruits such as lemons, grapes, and olives to foodstuffs like…

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…