Cooking Couscous in Sicily

On the second day of our just finished “Secret Sicily” tour, we got our hands dirty while making Trapani-style pesto and fresh busiate pasta (an upcoming post) and this, pictured: Couscous from raw grain! Yes, we practiced the message-style, meditative hand technique that is required to create the proper couscous texture, and we made the…

Only the Nuns Know

Only the cloistered Cistercian nuns of Agrigento’s Monastero di Santo Spirito know the secret recipe for their special sweet couscous. I’ve now eaten it a couple of times (You can too, if you come with us for our Savoring Sicily tour in September!), and I can tell you that I tasted pistachios, chocolate, and of course, sugar ……

Enchanting Sicily, Day 2: Think Globally, Eat Locally

LIVE from Sicily! | The International Cous Cous Fest boasts peace through couscous! After a day of touring Scopello’s picturesque tuna fishery, Segesta’s ancient temple and theater, Erice’s romantic alleyways, and Trapani’s salt flats, we ventured to San Vito Lo Capo for its annual multi-cultural food and music festival. Couscous in Sicily?! Why, yes! Note…