LIVE Day 2: Experience Sicily 2018 Stirring Sicily East tour with Zest! (Lititz, PA) and Chef Nino Elia in Modica, Sicily… Today, we were with loveSicily, where in our cooking class, we learned about the centuries-old traditions of chocolate making specific to Modica. How awesome to start the day with dessert!
In honor of Modica’s ChocoModica Festival, which has its last day on Sunday, Dec. 10, at our Feast of Santa Lucia in New York City (see previous posts for details, we have a few spots left!), we’ll be raffling off artisanal chocolate from Modica. For those of you in Sicily, drive as fast as you…
You may be aware that chocolate, or at least cocoa, came from the Aztecs, a great civilization that for centuries before the end of 15th century, dominated what is modern-day Mexico. When the Spanish colonized Latin America, they brought the cocoa bean and an ancient form of chocolate (called Xocoatl, a drink) back to Europe….
I promise to break my daily Modica chocolate habit after I get over jetlag. Today, however, I need the buzz it gives me (both emotionally and physically). Yes, I have a problem!