Press It Good 

In Sicily, the olive harvest for making olive oil is in full swing right now. Today, it is a highly technical process with stainless steel equipment exploited in squeaky clean, laboratory-type workshops. Before the modern press, this block of limestone, as one example, was the base of an olive mill. Imagine a series of wheel-shaped…

Vinegar and Oil

“Aceto e Olio” (vinegar and oil) ceramic containers are found on most Sicilian tables. Designs featuring lemons–one of the island’s principal crops–pervade home kitchens. Anna Boria, from Caltagirone, the city of ceramics, is the artist of this rendition of the lemon Aceto e Olio service set.