Sicily’s History Offers Us Knowledge For Today

Sicily’s history offers us many lessons. Since the 13th century Modica (pictured) has been a prosperous and important city. For centuries it was the seat of its own county that enjoyed political independence and economic and cultural influence. The resource-rich surrounding landscape with agriculture as its economic engine has made Modica and Ragusa province wealthy…

Sharing Sicily At Home

Thank you to all who participated in last evening’s online cannoli making workshop! Working with you all, sharing what I love with you and seeing your joy from it inspired me. When I see families sharing Sicilian culture together, it makes my heart sing. Grazie! Many more online events are to come! Stand by for…

Cannoli Before

This is what cannoli shells look like before they are “initiated” in the fryer. Learn this and more during Let’s Make Cannoli from Scratch, an online cooking class I’ll be hosting on July 1 at 5:30PM Eastern. I will send you my personal recipe and a list of ingredients you should have ready to go,…

Up On The Hill In Scicli

The ancient church of Saint Matthew (San Matteo) is perched on a high hill overlooking the entire town of Scicli. Now abondoned, the shell of the building was constructed in the 18th century following the devastating 1693 earthquake on top of the ruins of a Norman church and probably (I’ll venture to guess) other sacred…