The Way To My Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hearts made from the same pastry as cannoli shells?! Why, yes! Now, just add ricotta mousse and fresh strawberries, and you’ve found the way to *my* heart … and seen a preview of the dessert for our Experience Sicily Valentine’s Sicilian Style dinner on Saturday night, 16 February. We’ve got one seat…

Talking Sicily On America’s #1 Travel Radio Show, RMWorldTravel

During the The New York Times Travel Show last month (Thank you to those who came!) I was featured on America’s #1 travel radio show, RMWorldTravel with Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa. Listen to my interview at https://rmworldtravel.com/allison-scola/ to learn about the consultation service that I do for travelers who like to plan…

GoSicily In New York City

Making pasta from scratch can be so joyful! Thank you Annalisa Pompeo of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experience for bringing some of Sicily along with your talents and knowledge to Cacio e Vino and Experience Sicily in New York City this evening! To meet Annalisa in Sicily, come with us this September 19-26 for Stirring Sicily,…

The Squad (As My Father Likes To Say)

In 1950, my father Peter (Pietro), uncle Stefano, and grandmother Lorenzina traveled to Sicily from Brooklyn for a 3-month visit. The five cousins standing on this hill overlooking Porticello and Bagheria–Pietro, Stefano, Franco, Pietro, and Mimmo–bonded that summer. I’m fortunate to have met them all. What a gang! Have you met your relatives in the…