Thank you to Enzo, Gus, and the staff at La Ginestra in Glen Cove, NY for their hospitality during today’s Sicily on Long Island luncheon! I was so engrossed talking with the lovely people who attended that I forgot to take photos! This is the only one. The food was outstanding and the company was…
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The Cannoli Crawl Is A Family Affair
Yesterday’s Cannoli Crawl in New York City was a family and friends affair! It was wonderful to catch up with Experience Sicily clients and hear about their adventures in Sicily and then share a new adventure with them in New York. Next Cannoli Crawl is Saturday, November 16. Details at ExperienceSicily.com.
Happy Tomato Season | Cart Driver’s Pesto Recipe
Happy tomato season! Did you know that you can make pesto with lots of different ingredients? Pesto means pressed. So don’t limit yourself to basil pesto! Another pesto that I love for this time of year, when fresh tomatoes are filling the bins of my farmer’s market, is pesto alla carrettiera, or the Cart Driver’s…
No Two Cannoli Are Created Equally
What makes scrumptious cannoli? Find out with me. Cannoli Crawl tomorrow, Saturday in New York City! Two spots left. Register ASAP at https://experiencesicily.com/events/new-york-cannoli-crawl/
Hands-on Cooking In Sicily
In September, Chef Giuseppe Sciurca taught us how to make Sarde alla Beccafico (stuffed, fresh sardines) during one of our three cooking experiences of our Experience Sicily Stirring Sicily tour. Next September for Stirring Sicily 2019, we’ll be back in his hometown of Termini Imerese for more cooking in Sicily. Itinerary details at https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/stirring-sicily-west-sept-2019/
Feels Good To Be Home
It feels good to be “home.” When I see Capo Zafferano, pictured, and swim in the sea below, I am in my land. These are the waters where my grandfather fished and swam more than 100 years ago before emigrating to the United States. It’s an amazing feeling to think of him and my grandmother…
Sicily Stirred Us
Our last two days of our Experience Sicily Stirring Sicily East tour were full of cooking, eating, and connecting with Sicilians. Between our personal tour of Zest teacher/chef Nino’s home town, Termini Immerse, and a private concert of Sicilian folk music given by my musician friends here in Casteldaccia, we enjoyed a unique experience. What…
Cannoli By Season
Join me! Cannoli Crawls in New York City October 13 and 27. More at https://experiencesicily.com/events/new-york-cannoli-crawl/ Meanwhile, since I’m currently in Sicily, my cannoli research continues! That means tasting a cannoli at a location I’ve been before, but during September, versus May. This one at La Ruota in Piazza Armerina remains top five! “The season makes…
LIVE, Day 5, Stirring Sicily East: The Land Teaches Us
We saw the landscape where they graze. We now understand their daily milking routine. We learned how their milk is used to make different cheeses. We tasted the cheeses made from all of these elements and the air and sun. Thank you to these gentle sheep for giving us sustenance!
Day 4: Stirring Sicily | Stella!
LIVE Day 4: Stirring Sicily… Back in the old days, this is how locals on Etna got around and moved the grapes, the chestnuts, and the apples, among other goods: by donkey! So, today, not only did we have a splendid wine tasting, but we also learned about the volcano and the terroir of the…