Baskets for Heaven 

Sheep herding and cheese making has been part of life in Sicily for centuries. The baskets pictured were used for making, molding, and aging sheep milk cheeses such as pecorino, primo sale, and ricotta before modern health codes required plastic imitations to be adopted. 

Guessing Game

What is this?… Many towns have ethnographic museums. One of the best I’ve seen outside of major cities is the two in Castellammare del Golfo that are inside the castle. They document the different trades, fishing, and agricultural practices of the region with fantastic exhibits in Italian and English. Pictured is one of my favorite…