The almond harvest is underway in Agrigento Province (Photo Credit: Pierfilippo Spoto of Val di Kam)
Today marks the start of the 73rd Sagra del Mandorlo (Almond Blossom Festival) in Agrigento. Thanks to my cousin Filippo Buttitta for this photo, taken in 2016.
A colleague from Acireale, Sicily visited me this weekend and brought me a box of “paste di mandorla” from his local pasticceria, O. Condorelli … i.e., marzipan pastries from Sicily from a pastry chef that specializes in making marzipan. What you see here is only half of what was in this box on Sunday morning….
Agrigento has been abuzz in celebration of the annual arrival of the almond blossoms. 2016 is the 71st year that the city, famous for its Valley of the Temples UNESCO World Heritage Site, has held a variety of events recognizing the merits of the almond, the principal crop of the region. Among the events of…
Fresh almonds at Palmermo’s ancient Il Capo street market.
Depending on the town you are in, Sicily’s most famous dessert cannoli are dressed differently. These seen in Ragusa are donned with pistachios and almonds. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #ragusa #cannolo #cannoli #pistachio #almond #pistacchio #mandorle #dessert #sweets