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 https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/

Ricotta is Right

This beautiful plate of “pasta alla Norma” was my dinner back at the beginning of June in Bagheria, Sicily my grandmother’s hometown. It is the classic Sicilian pasta dish, made with maccheroni (in this case rigatoni) with a light tomato sauce, sautéed (or fried) eggplant, grated salted ricotta, and if available, fresh basil. Please take…

A Signature Dish: Pasta alla Norma

Maccheroncini alla Norma (Maccheroni pasta, in this case, bucatini, with tomato sauce, eggplant, and grated ricotta salata cheese on top) is a classic Sicilian recipe. There are many theories about why it’s named “alla Norma,” the most convincing being that the name pays homage to Vincenzo Bellini’s opera, Norma. Bellini (1801-1835) was born in Catania,…