Bring Your Appetite To Sicily

When you go to Sicily, go hungry! The food, like this busiate pasta with tomato and eggplant, is outstanding. One of my objectives is that you’ll eat really well on all of our Experience Sicily tours. All of them. Check our our 2019 tours at

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

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 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…