Cassatelle Sweet Calzones From Sicily

Cassatelle (pictured) are sweet calzones stuffed with a mixture of fresh sheep’s milk ricotta, confectioners’ sugar, and chocolate chips. They are fried, and upon being served, are dusted with confectioners’ sugar. When eaten warm from the fryer, they melt in your mouth. Cassatelle follow cannoli in terms of my favorite Sicilian dessert (Yes, more than…

The Ancient Art Of Basket Weaving In Sicily

Claudio Romano has a deep knowledge of medicinal herbs and wild plants, especially those from the Hyblaean Mountains of southeastern Sicily. Building on his passion for flora, Romano learned the art of basket weaving, a practice that has existed since humans sought containers to keep their foodstuffs and other products. Watching him work and learning…