Our Hearts Are Warmed

We stopped for lunch at one of my “homes” in Sicily, Case di Latomie, where my dear friend Sebastiano Chiofalo of GelsominoImports.com hosted us among the olive trees. Sicilian hospitality continues to amaze me and warm my heart.  Thank you to chef Francesco Gallo for a remarkable lunch!  From left to right, Jennifer Bowen, Nola Bee, Allison…

For the Sake of Cake

During Stirring Sicily, we were fortunate to have had a cake-making demonstration with nonna, the grandmother-in-residence at the agriturismo, Case di Latomie, at which we stayed. Here, the head chef, Francesco Gallo, assists grandma with the preparation of her breakfast cakes that were moist and sweet and beautiful to behold. Needless to say, we all…

Emeralds or Olives

Who needs emeralds when you can have Nocellara del Belice olives? On Day 3 of Savoring Sicily (our Sept. 22 – Oct. 4, small-group tour), we’ll have lunch at this working olive farm, where you’ll be surrounded by the Centonze family jewels. But, not only lunch. We’ll also have the benefit of the owner taking…