In honor of the Ferragosto holiday, I made gelu di mulune, a traditional Sicilian summer dessert, yet with yellow watermelon from my New York State farmers market. Then added Modica chocolate pieces and fresh pistachios from San Biagio Platini (Agrigento). So to repeat my explanation from a couple of weeks ago… Ideal for a hot…
Sicily’s Watermelon Sugar
Watermelon Sugar…. Ideal for a hot summer day, gelu di mulune or, in Italian, gelo d’anguria (or gelo di melone), is a watermelon custard that is served chilled, in little cups. This one, made at the not-to-be-missed shop of il Monastero di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria in Palermo, is topped with chocolate chips (Jasmine flowers and…
Just because right now, the watermelon (anguria) in Sicily is so sweet!
Summertime Delight: Gelu di mulune
During summer, and especially at Ferragosto (August 15), Sicilians eat gelu di mulune or, in Italian, gelo d’ anguria, a watermelon custard that is served chilled, in little cups. Ideal for a hot summer day, this one was made by my cousin Tanina. She decorated it with jasmine flowers.
The Pits Make It Sweeter
My cousins and I enjoyed fresh watermelon, or “anguria” in Italian, at a local restaurant on Panarea Island (Aeolian Islands). Another thing I remember about this lunch, was the arugula salad, which the owner, who served us, said had just been prepared from “la rugula” that he picked from the restaurant’s back garden.
Watermelon is at peak season in Sicily during July and August, so if you are visiting, be sure to eat some. Sicilians eat what’s in season, and rightfully so, because whatever the fruits, vegetables, or catch that are plentiful will make your culinary experience unforgettable. When in Sicily, do as… #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #watermelon #anguria…
On Ferragosto, Sicilians eat gelu di mulune or, in Italian, gelo d’ anguria, a watermelon custard that is served chilled, in little cups. Ideal for a hot summer day. This one is from the award winning pasticceria Don Gino in Bagheria, PA. #ferragosto #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #bagheria #anguria #watermelon