Cannoli In New York City

Highlights from yesterday’s New York City Cannoli Crawl walking, food, and history tour. We started at Caffè Reggio (Pasticceria Rocco is on vacation.) and were swept up in the excitement of the San Gennaro Feast. What a wonderful group of people! We ate outstanding cannoli and remarkable savory foods. We laughed, we enjoyed each other’s…

Day 12 of Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below | Transformation

Live from Sicily! Day 12 of Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below | Transformation. The town of Salemi (led by Visit Borgo Salemi) displayed to us its rich culture of ritual bread making for San Giuseppe. The Azienda Cucchiara served us an outstanding lunch of products from their farm, including the freshest cannoli…

Day 11 of Experience Sicily Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below | Loving Kindness

Day 11 of Experience Sicily Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below | Loving Kindness. We started the day with an out-of-this-world cannolo. Got salty at the Trapani salt flats. Erice, the land of Aphrodite-Venus bewitched us with its panoramas and labyrinth of alleyways. In this sacred place, in the shadow of where a…

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…

Cannoli Documentary Now Viewable On Amazon Prime

It’s out! Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to work with Fusion Box Films as they created “Cannoli, Traditions Around the Table,” a documentary about my favorite pastry and Italian-American heritage. Now you can watch it on Amazon Prime! The film recently won Best Documentary at the NYWIFT’s Film Festival. Congratulations to Andrea Cordaro…