Sharing Sicily At Home

Thank you to all who participated in last evening’s online cannoli making workshop! Working with you all, sharing what I love with you and seeing your joy from it inspired me. When I see families sharing Sicilian culture together, it makes my heart sing. Grazie! Many more online events are to come! Stand by for…

Cannoli Before

This is what cannoli shells look like before they are “initiated” in the fryer. Learn this and more during Let’s Make Cannoli from Scratch, an online cooking class I’ll be hosting on July 1 at 5:30PM Eastern. I will send you my personal recipe and a list of ingredients you should have ready to go,…

Cannoli Making Workshop in New York City

Carnevale is upon us, which for observing Christians means it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry before Lent that begins on Wednesday. During ancient times, Lent marked the start of the planting season in agricultural societies. And “planting” means fertilization. What’s the Sicilian pastry that represents fertilization? Use your imagination, and yes, go there:…

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…