52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Etna Shows Her Power

52 Reasons to Love Sicily. #7. Europe’s largest, most active volcano, Mount Etna, reminds us that we are guests here. She is a living thing that morphs according to the latest volcanic activity. The slopes of this “mountain,” which isn’t really a mountain, offer microclimates that give us bold grapes for wine-making, outstanding porcini mushrooms…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Royal Fairytales Are Real

52 Reasons to Love Sicily #6. In Sicily, “fairytales” about knights and ladies and kings and queens are not fiction. Throughout the island exists displays of centuries of royalty. In fact, you’ll find castles seemingly on every hilltop with a view! Perhaps the most particular evidence of majesty is illustrated by the crown of Constance…

52 Reasons to Love Sicily | Be Surprised By Jewish History

52 Reasons to Love Sicily. #5. Sicily is full of surprises. Check out the Jewish baths of Siracusa! Huh? You ask? Yes! Before the Spanish Inquisition of 1492, when Sicily was under Spanish rule, scholars believe 7 to 10 percent of Sicily’s population was Jewish. Thriving neighborhoods existed in Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, and Siracusa…

“Cannoli Connoisseur” In New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Thank you to writer Sharon M. Goldman and photographer Marla Cohen for the beautiful piece in the April 2021 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine about my cannoli endeavors! Read the story online at https://digital.njmonthly.com/njmonthly/april_2021/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1669987&app=false&cmsId=3898318&fbclid=IwAR1GNTYh4v-4tABuqfMpujQxyMNQTgoOs4MOdJOxZbgvyvFnLsE5LeF0ITU#articleId1669987. Join me for my next online cannoli class on April 25. More details at https://experiencesicily.com/cannoli-making-zoom-workshop/ The Cannoli Crawl will resume…