You Can Too

These are the able hands of my husband, Joe, making the typical fresh pasta, busiate, from Trapani. Joe, along with our traveling companion, Fred, made a big beautiful bowl of busiate during our hands-on cooking class in Trapani’s historic center. (I contributed too, but my ringlets weren’t as well-formed around those darn reeds!). You too…

Pasta from Scratch

Here’s a way you can really impress your friends: Invite them over for dinner and in front of their eyes, make pasta from scratch! Furthermore, you can say, “I learned how to do this from a local mamma in Sicily.” Oh, yeeeaaah. That’s right, we’ll spend the evening of Day 4 of Experience Sicily’s September…

Ridge Over Common Forchetta

Cavatelli pasta–a fresh pasta from Sicily–is formed with ridges using your thumb and a fork. Give it a try with Experience Sicily and GoSicily this September 15-22 during our Stirring Sicily trip in conjunction with Zest! Thanks to GoSicily and Gelsomino Imports for another fantastic event today!

Stuffed Sardines Siciliana

Sarde a beccafico, or stuffed sardines, is arguably my favorite “secondo,” or second dish. Tonight at Zest!, GoSicily: Sicilian Cooking Experience’s Annalisa Pompeo taught us how to make this signature Sicilian recipe. With assistance from beloved teacher Nino Elia, we learned how to make the stuffing mixture, prepare the fresh sardines, and fry them up….

Passing on Love

As we were reminded yesterday by Annalisa of GoSicily, Sicilian Cooking Experience, the traditions of food preparation and recipes are passed from one generation to the next. Grandmothers to mothers to daughters and sons… Here, Cacio e Vino’s owner, Giusto Priola, is showing one of our New York event’s guests how to make fresh cavatelli…

Cooking Sicily in NYC

We are so fortunate here in New York City because our friend Annalisa Pompeo from GoSicily Cooking Experience is here visiting from Agrigento. But not only visiting–she’s here presenting a handful of cooking demonstrations as part of various events that Experience Sicily is co-hosting with GelsominoImports.com, importers of fine Sicilian artisanal products. Tonight Annalisa wowed…