Live from Sicily! You know you are in Sicily when there is crushed pistachio on the pizza. Oh, my… My diet success of recent months is going to be hard to keep up these next couple of weeks. Yes, *fresh* pistachio!
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.
Yesterday, a friend asked me if the color of pistachio gelato made with real pistachios is not bright green (which indicates food coloring was used), but a more brownish green color. The answer is yes, it is brownish green! Here’s my second breakfast (Yes, Sicilians eat this for breakfast.) when I was at Valley of…
When I saw this gelato flavor tonight in Ischia, I had to try it! Kingdom of Two Sicilies flavor… What!? It is pistachio with fresh almonds and flakey pastry dough mixed in (the same dough used to make sfogliatella pastry, pasta sfoglia). Oh, yes! Grazie.
We’ve done so much the last two days, I don’t know where to begin! For me though, something totally new was our visit today to a pistacchio farm in Bronte, the capital of Sicilian pistachios, on Etna’s western slopes. It was so cool to be up close to these beautiful trees. Did you know that…
A colleague from Acireale, Sicily visited me this weekend and brought me a box of “paste di mandorla” from his local pasticceria, O. Condorelli … i.e., marzipan pastries from Sicily from a pastry chef that specializes in making marzipan. What you see here is only half of what was in this box on Sunday morning….
Pistachio cake, Pasticceria Don Gino (Bagheria) (This post has been corrected. I originally attributed the cake to a shop in Cefalù.)
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