Happy Mother’s Day! 52 Reasons to Love Sicily | The Mother Goddess’ Presence is Everywhere

Happy Mother’s Day! 52 Reasons to Love Sicily #24. The Mother Goddess’ Presence is Everywhere Demeter, the goddess of the grain, female fertilization, and the harvest, who is the mother of Persephone, represents the great matriarch in ancient Greek mythology. Her power to cultivate the bounties on the Earth’s surface for us are illustrated significantly…

Our Busiate Partè

Grazie mille Giuseppe Sciurca, Valeria Signorino, and Chef Nino Elia with assistance from Bill DiGilio for making today’s Make Busiate Pasta with Giuseppe Sciurca and Biancomangiare with Nino Elia a success! I was too busy cooking, managing, and then eating to take photos (oops!). So, these inspired reports below have been provided by RoseAnn Pusateri-Rowe…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Outstanding Ancient Art

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #20. Outstanding Ancient Art. There are extraordinary pieces of ancient art throughout Sicily–even in the smallest of museums. One example is in the Museo Whitaker of Mozia off of Sicily’s west coast. The world-renowned “Youth of Motya” or “Motya Charioteer” is a mid-5th century BCE statue made of Parian marble. It was…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Sublime Wine

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #14. Sicily as a wine region is sublime. The island hosts one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world thanks to the ancient Phoenicians and Greeks. It possesses 70 native grape varietals that are 100% Sicilian. Nero D’Avola, Grillo, Nero Mascalese, Perricone, Cattaratto, Insolia, Frappatto, Zibbibo, Marsala … look…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Catania, Sicily’s Second City

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #13. Sicily’s second city Catania recalls Roma, while holding fast to its local character. Its historic downtown boasts broad avenues that are lined with baroque palazzi and that lead to sweeping views of the volcano, Etna. The center not only supports its beautiful cathedral dedicated to Sant’Agata and Liotru, the…