Sicilian Cuisine

Saint Lucia: faith and delicacies

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In some cities of northern Italy, there is a tradition linked to the night of Saint Lucia and “gifts of Saint Lucia”: the children write a letter to Her, listing gifts they would like to receive and claiming to deserve them, having been good during the year. They put on the a plate with straw and a cup of milk...

The Feast of the Immaculate Concepti...

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception inaugurates the Christmas holiday period, and in Palermo devotion and tradition blend making this event one of the most loved by the inhabitants of Palermo. People in fact have a great devotion to the Mother of God, and  celebrate Her with processions and rituals, but they love also celebrating this holiday at the table....

8th edition of the traditional Festi...

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18th 20th  November 2016 at the Exhibition Centre Agira (EN): stands, music, folklore, gastronomy. Cassatelle are Sicilian sweets typical of Enna gastronomy, originating in the town of Agira. Have a crescent shape, prepared with shortbread, tender and golden yellow color dusted with icing sugar, with a delicious and tasty filling of a cocoa mixture, chopped almonds, chickpea flour, sugar and...

Martorana fruit: origins and recipe

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Just looking at it, sure it makes you drool. In this period of the year, every pastry shop has Martorana fruit in its window. The Martorana fruit is a sweet made with almond paste, or “marzipan”, delicious Arab invention, appreciated for its sweetness and refinement. It was prepared for the first time in Palermo, in the Benedictine monastery founded by...

Castelbuono Mushroom Fest 2016

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Mushrooms Fest  will take place from 21 to 23 October 2016 in Castelbuono (PA). In the enchanting locations of Madonie Park, the festival of mushrooms will include also art, history, culture and  tradition. In the event program: tastings, sightseeing, excursions, music, shows, exhibitions and conferences. There will be also street artists and shows of folklore groups. With guided tours you will...

Cous Cous Fest 2016. 19th Edition

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  The end of summer and the beginning of autumn, in San Vito Lo Capo, means Cous Cous Fest, the international festival of cultural integration. Welcome diversity is the title of the 19th edition of Cous Cous Fest hosted as every year in the small city near Trapani. During ten days, 16-25 september, you have the opportunity to do a world tour...

Home made tomato sauce: the recipe

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As we tell you in the previous post, the preparation of fresh tomato sauce is a recurring event in summer time that engage the whole family, well the female side at least. Here we reveal the traditional method that Sicilian people use to follow to prepare fresh tomato sauce, so you can learn it and do it by your own....

Home made tomato sauce: a family tra...

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We told you many times that Sicily is a land full of curiosities. In fact, summer in Sicily is not only sun, sea, beaches and ice cream. One of the most traditional custom of Sicilian families in summer is the preparation of “buttighi” that litterally means bottles. We are talking about home made tomato sauce preserves according to the most...

Grandmother’s recipes: Sicilia...

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Think of a boring afternoon at home and try to make it better using passion and immagination. Ask your grandmother for giving you a hand revealing some cooking secrets of hers. She is a real Sicilian woman and she knows lots of tips and techniques that have been handed down by her ancestors.

In July join the Ice cream fest in P...

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Over two hundred masters of icecream making from all over the world will arrive in Palermo between July 23 and 26, the days of the Ice cream festival. The star of the show will be the Italian gelato, of course, created using genuine ingredients coming from all over the country and especially the local Sicilian ingredients; but the event will be also...