Fishing For My Sicilian Heritage

Yesterday, I spent a heartwarming morning with Michelangelo Balistreri at the Museo dell’Acciuga di Aspra in Aspra (Palermo Province). It was a journey into my family history. Anyone with fisherman roots from Sicily’s north coast will appreciate a visit to this outstanding labor of love. Michelangelo and artist Francesco Maglio have created a beautiful tribute…

Bottarga Nights 

The town of Sciacca in southern Sicily is renowned for their anchiovies, sardines, fresh fish, and fish products. This weekend, they are celebrating their successes with the 3rd annual Azzurro Fest. The Azzurro Fest is a chef-guided food festival with cooking demonstrations, street food tastings, music performances by Italian pop stars, and a “village” of…

It’s Sardine Season

In winter and spring, sardines swim close to Sicily’s coast in order to mate. So, I guess you might call this time of year sardine season! As we approach Saint Joseph’s Day on March 19, I’ll tell you about some of the traditions of this major feast day in Southern Italy and Sicily. Sardines are…

Christmas Eve in Sicily is known as La Vigilia di Natale. Fish, such as sardines, tuna, and shrimp, are principally eaten in observance of this very holy eve. #lavigilia #chirstmaseve #feast7fishes #feastofthesevenfishes #pesce #sarde #sardines #fish #food #cibo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy #italia #sicilytourism #sicilytravel  #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #igerpalermo …