Where The Pistachio Grows

This weekend is the Pistachio Festival in Bronte, a town world renowned for its pistachio cultivation. The mineral-rich lava stone-soil on Mount Etna’s Western slopes, photographed from a pistachio farm I visited with a private, custom tour I led in May, offers fertile environs for the trees to grow.

Particular to the areas in the shadow of Mount Etna, pistachio pesto is a culinary delight. It’s made with carefully cultivated pistachios that are ground and mixed with a special balance of seed oils and salt. On pasta with some pecorino cheese, there is nothing else like it. #experiencesicily #pistachio #pistacchio #pistachiopesto #pestodipistacchio #pasta #bucatini…

In Sicily, cakes are sweet works of art. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #bagheria #palermo #cake #torta #dessert #dolci #art #food #pistacchio #pistachio #chocolatecake #bakery #pasticceria

Green gold: that’s what crema di pistacchio, made from DOP pistachios from Bronte at the foot of Mount Etna, truly is. It melts in your mouth. Perfect for breakfast with a warm croissant, or “cornetto” in Italian. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #breakfast #pistachio #pistacchio #croissant #cornetto #bronte #crema #butter #food