Interview With Italian Cultural Institute New York, Le Stanze Italiane

Thank you to Vincenzo Pascale and the Italian Cultural Institute New York for including me in this Stanze Italiane Storie di New York interview series. What an honor for me! Please watch our conversation to learn more about Sicilian culture in New York and my work in Sicilian tourism with Experience Sicily at https://youtu.be/T-yp60Dut4w and…

Angelo Is Waiting For Us In Sicily

“Angelo, arriverò presto!” Italy is now open to vaccinated travelers from the United States, with no need to quarantine when you take COVID-tested flights with Alitalia, Delta, American, and United airlines from New York and Atlanta. Importantly, the mask mandate for outdoors will be dropped on June 28. With about 30 percent of Italians over…

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…

Sunday, Feb. 7, Let’s Make Cannoli From Scratch!

Let’s make cannoli from scratch!Sunday, February 7 at Noon (Eastern) on Zoom Learn more and register at:https://experiencesicily.com/cannoli-making-zoom-workshop/ Carnevale is upon us, and to help us celebrate, since we can’t be incognito, frolicking out on the streets, I thought we could enjoy making cannoli together from my kitchen to yours. I hope you’ll join me for…

Recognizing Sicily

It’s hard to get something about Sicily past me without me recognizing it right away, so when watching CNN the past couple of days (for obvious reasons/I usually avoid TV news), when I saw the promotional spot for Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy show that premiers in February, I said, “Wait, that’s the Mother Church…

Sicilian Music And Magic

Musica Siciliana online concert Sunday/oggi 3PM (Eastern)/21:00 in Italia. Zoom. Gratis. Access at event at https://experiencesicily.com/sicilian-folk-music-concert/. I’ll be playing a tamburello (tambourine/frame drum) during today’s concert-lecture of traditional Sicilian folk music. Although my drum is from Palermo, it’s not as magical as the one I’m holding in this photo from summer 2019, when our group…