Secure Your Place at the Table

When I say Savoring Sicily, if you know me, you know I’m not just talking about communing with warmhearting locals; being immersed in Arab-Norman architecture and history; gasping at Serpotta’s stucco sculptures in Baroque meeting houses; participating in an annual ritual inspired by a patron saint; and joining in on a melodic, folk sing-along with…

Enchanting Sicily, Day 2: Think Globally, Eat Locally

LIVE from Sicily! | The International Cous Cous Fest boasts peace through couscous! After a day of touring Scopello’s picturesque tuna fishery, Segesta’s ancient temple and theater, Erice’s romantic alleyways, and Trapani’s salt flats, we ventured to San Vito Lo Capo for its annual multi-cultural food and music festival. Couscous in Sicily?! Why, yes! Note…

Hit the Couscous

At the end of September, the seaside resort town of San Vito Lo Capo hosts the annual International Couscous Fest. From September 18 to 27, 2015 thousands of Sicilians will fill the streets of the white-washed town to taste couscous recipes from an international representation of chefs, to watch cooking demonstrations, talk shows, and competitions,…

Peace through Couscous: Enchanting Sicily, Day 2

Annually each September, San Vito Lo Capo opens its streets to the International Cous Cous Fest, a Festival of Cultural Integration. Chefs from around the globe set up shop in kiosks throughout the seaside town’s thoroughfares. I was surprised to taste Brazilian style couscous, Thai style couscous, Algerian style couscous, Moroccan style couscous, Israeli style…