Cooking Sicily in New York City

During our Stirring Sicily tour last September, Annalisa Pompeo of GoSicily Sicilian Cooking Experience taught us how to make a savory zucchini tart in one of our hands-on lessons. Yesterday, I made it for Thanksgiving (pictured). This is the joy of taking a cooking lesson while traveling–You can share your cultural experience with friends and family for…

Gigantic Green Beans?

This long, light green summer vegetable is a type of zucchini squash that is very typical of Sicily. Sicilians call it “cucuzza longa.” They cut it up and fry it with breadcrumbs. They make a light pasta sauce with onions, tomatoes, and potatoes with it. They make soups with it. And they also make a…