Learn To Make Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes This Sunday

Join us on Sunday to learn to make Artichokes Three Ways! When I was a child, before the turkey and fixings, we started our Thanksgiving dinner with my Sicilian grandmother Lorenzina’s stuffed artichokes. This Sunday, join Allison Scola of Experience Sicily online with Annalisa of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experience, who will be live from her…

Stuffed Artichokes Cooking Class Online Next Sunday

Cook with us next Sunday! When I was a child, our Thanksgiving table was abundant with stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, and my mom’s amazing pies. But we always started our dinner with my Sicilian grandmother’s stuffed artichokes. Next Sunday, join Experience Sicily online with Annalisa of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experience, who will be live…

In Cerda, Sicily Artichokes, Artichokes Everywhere

Live from Sicily! We mingled with the locals yesterday during the Sagra del Carciofo (Artichoke Festival) in Cerda, Sicily. Food, food, food… Music, dancing, shopping… Artichokes served every which way! Then, an afternoon in the enchanting Cefalù. It was la Festa della Liberazione. Liberation Day, recognizing Italy’s triumph over fascism after the second World War….

Say It, You’ll Like It

Carciofo (or carciofi, plural) is one of my most favorite Italian words to say. It sounds and feels like when you are chewing, (Car-Chiey-Oh-Foh) which is why I like it. It means artichoke. And well, in Sicily, spring is artichoke season! Artichokes pervade every market right now, and you know what that means–there are artichoke…

Springtime Artichokes in Sicily

Sicilians eat seasonally. Their kitchens are very much in tune with which fruits and vegetables and even what dairy products and marine life are better tasting and plentiful throughout the year. For example, right now, artichokes are in season, so the tables of many homes are blanketed with “carciofi” prepared in different ways. Compared to…