Two Chefs From Sicily Will Get To Your Heart Through Your Stomach

These two lover boys, Chef Nino Elia and Giuseppe Sciurca — two chefs from Sicily, want to cook Valentine’s dinner for you on Saturday, February 16! Check out the updated prix-fixe menu for Experience Sicily’s Valentine’s Day Sicilian Style in New York City event. And don’t wait! This exclusive dinner is filling up. Register by…

Feels Good To Be Home

It feels good to be “home.” When I see Capo Zafferano, pictured, and swim in the sea below, I am in my land. These are the waters where my grandfather fished and swam more than 100 years ago before emigrating to the United States. It’s an amazing feeling to think of him and my grandmother…

Sicily Stirred Us

Our last two days of our Experience Sicily Stirring Sicily East tour were full of cooking, eating, and connecting with Sicilians. Between our personal tour of Zest teacher/chef Nino’s home town, Termini Immerse, and a private concert of Sicilian folk music given by my musician friends here in Casteldaccia, we enjoyed a unique experience. What…

Cannoli By Season

Join me! Cannoli Crawls in New York City October 13 and 27. More at https://experiencesicily.com/events/new-york-cannoli-crawl/ Meanwhile, since I’m currently in Sicily, my cannoli research continues! That means tasting a cannoli at a location I’ve been before, but during September, versus May. This one at La Ruota in Piazza Armerina remains top five! “The season makes…

Start The Day With Dessert

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!

Sweet Smiles and Sweet Squash

Meet Chef Antonino Elia and his new friend from Caruso Bar-Pasticceria in Sambuca di Sicilia. They are holding cucuzza, a type of squash that is in season now. Now, these cucuzza are particular because the Caruso family cultivates them to make the sweet paste that they use in their pastries, specifically the Minni di Virgini…