Festivities

San Martino day: Biscotti di San Martino, sunshine, vino novello and frittelle.

San Martino day: Biscotti di San Martino, sunshine, vino novello and frittelle.

Every year, on San Martino's day, Italians celebrate eating frittelle and enjoying the first taste of novello wine. In Sicily San Martinu is a very popular day and, like in the rest of Italy, each area prepares traditional sweets from Biscotti di San Martino in Palermo to crispeddi (special frittters) in the South-East of Sicily.

San Corrado procession in Noto

San Corrado procession in Noto

Every year, in February, Noto celebrates the anniversary of the death of San Corrado, its patron Saint, with a procession dating back to the year 1644. The same procession, however, takes place also the last Sunday of August, to remember the day when an official messsanger from the Vatican brought the news that Corrado Confalonieri had been officially made Saint.

The city is now preparing for the big day which is also a chance for the people of Noto who now live elsewhere and for tourists to see the procession during the holidays.

4th of July: Homage to American Sicilian cuisine

4th of July: Homage to American Sicilian cuisine

On the 4th of July, America's Independence Day, we want to celebrate Sicilian-American style with a recipe from Vincent Schiavelli's wonderful book "Bruculinu, America. Remembrances of Sicilian-American Brooklyn, told in stories and recipes."

San Giovanni in Sicily

San Giovanni in Sicily

Today we celebrate San Giovanni, Saint John day, with processions taking palce in many towns around Sicily.
Just in the Province of Ragusa, where our cookery school is based, there are 4 processions, one in Ragusa, one in Monterosso Almo and in Pozzallo.

Friday eating habits during Lent in Sicily

In the Christian tradition, Lent is the forty days period of the liturgical year which leads up to Easter devoted to fasting and prayer.

Nowadays, the Lent traditions have lost the central role they use to have in the past in spite of the fact that a significant number of people still participates into church activities and especially to the friday afternoon Via Crucis.

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