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…

Pesto Control

Local trattorias, like one of my all-time favorites, Don Ciccio in Bagheria, usually offer seasonal specials that we covet because they only appear on menus annually, when the produce is fresh from the garden. For example, this bucatini pasta appears to be dressed with a familiar basil pesto; however, basil is not the base here,…

Stirring Your Soul

I’ve taken many cooking classes in Sicily throughout my travels, and I always learn something new. But what I take home with me goes beyond the recipes that we have learned in our hands-on lessons and market tours–what I have absorbed is the sensibility of how a Sicilian cooks. First thought: What is in season?…