Cooking In Sicily With Zest’s Nino Elia and Experience Sicily

Inhale the terroir of the Mediterranean through its recipes and wines when you cook in Sicily with Experience Sicily. You’ll relish the excitement of Palermo’s vibrant markets, the beauty of the island’s splendid shores, and the warmth of the locals. Get your hands in the dough with Experience Sicily and beloved Zest Cooking School teacher,…

Cork In The Bottle

Now that our Experience Sicily Stirring Sicily East tour is complete, while still in Sicily, I’m seeking out new experiences for when you come! For example, I visited Cantina Quattrocieli in Alcamo and had a great time. Right now, they are in the middle of the grape harvest and extracting the grape juice to make…

Feels Good To Be Home

It feels good to be “home.” When I see Capo Zafferano, pictured, and swim in the sea below, I am in my land. These are the waters where my grandfather fished and swam more than 100 years ago before emigrating to the United States. It’s an amazing feeling to think of him and my grandmother…

Sicily Stirred Us

Our last two days of our Experience Sicily Stirring Sicily East tour were full of cooking, eating, and connecting with Sicilians. Between our personal tour of Zest teacher/chef Nino’s home town, Termini Immerse, and a private concert of Sicilian folk music given by my musician friends here in Casteldaccia, we enjoyed a unique experience. What…

Cannoli By Season

Join me! Cannoli Crawls in New York City October 13 and 27. More at https://experiencesicily.com/events/new-york-cannoli-crawl/ Meanwhile, since I’m currently in Sicily, my cannoli research continues! That means tasting a cannoli at a location I’ve been before, but during September, versus May. This one at La Ruota in Piazza Armerina remains top five! “The season makes…

Start The Day With Dessert

LIVE Day 2: Experience Sicily 2018 Stirring Sicily East tour with Zest! (Lititz, PA) and Chef Nino Elia in Modica, Sicily… Today, we were with loveSicily, where in our cooking class, we learned about the centuries-old traditions of chocolate making specific to Modica. How awesome to start the day with dessert!