Saint George And Sicilian Cart Drivers

San Giorgio, pictured on my father’s antique toy cart, is the protector of Sicilian cart drivers. Find out more about this and the pasta recipes named for the drivers this evening during our complimentary Experience Sicily online cooking experience featuring two recipes for Cart Driver’s Pasta. Details and registration at

Recipes For Fresh Garden Tomatoes And Parsley

Your beautious garden tomatoes and fresh farmer’s market parsley can be put to excellent use when you employ these Sicilian Cart Driver’s pasta recipes pictured. I will be hosting a complimentary Experience Sicily cooking meet-up on Monday evening (ET) via Zoom so you’ll learn my tricks to making these dishes de-lish! I’ll also discuss Sicilian…

Monday, Let’s Make Sicilian Pesto

Let’s Make Trapani Style Pesto! When: Monday, July 13, 5:30PM to 6:45PM EDT Where: Online on Zoom Admission: Complimentary. Tomato and basil season is here, and you’ll be pleased to know how to make this wonderful Sicilian pesto from Trapani province that features fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and almonds. Register at

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,…

What a Pesto!

Each region of Sicily has a pasta dish that is typical of that region, and the province of Trapani boasts Busiate alla Trapanese. Busiate is a corkscrew shaped, long pasta that looks almost like the tight ringlet hair of your five-year-old niece. Today for mass production, it’s made with a pasta machine with a special…