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Sicilianità by Dolce & Gabbana

Sicilianità by Dolce & Gabbana

World famous designers Dolce & Gabbana have recently been on the news for their return to Sicily as source of inspiration for their latest collections and for their interest in finding a direct way to communicating to people via the many possibilities the internet offers, like opening up the front row of their fashion show to bloggers or creating pre-show diaries on their website. I follow Stefano Gabbana on Twitter and love to see the photos he uploads, like the ones I used on this post.

A February weekend in Sicily: Etna or Agrigento Mandorlo in Fiore Festival?

A February weekend in Sicily: Etna or Agrigento Mandorlo in Fiore Festival?

When thinking about visiting Sicily, one usually thinks either about spring or summer as the ideal time to enjoy the island. However, every month of the year can offer special Sicilian experiences to visitors and Siciliani alike.
I must admit that last weekend (20th-21st of February) choosing what to do was pleasantly hard. "Shall we go to Etna or to Agrigento Mandorlo in Fiore Festival?
We went to have fun on the Etna slope while our friend Andrea went to Agrigento.

Love in Sicily conquers China! Will lovesicily manage to do the same;)?

Love in Sicily conquers China! Will lovesicily manage to do the same;)?

This year on the 14th of February people around the world celebrate Saint Valentine's day, Carnival and Chinese New Year.
You would imagine that as a Sicilian, I would write a post about either Carnival or Saint Valentine, but this year I want to write about Sicily and China.

East meets west: tasting Becchina 2009 Olio Verde and Olio al Limone

East meets west: tasting Becchina 2009 Olio Verde and Olio al Limone

Yesterday I got a parcel from Gianfranco and Gabriella Becchina containing bottles of 2009 Olio Verde and Olio al Limone produced by them at the Antica Tenuta dei Principi Pignatelli in Castelvetrano, Trapani.
My three year old daughter and I were really excited about it, she is crazy about extra virgin olive oil and has already an amazing palate for it.

loveSicily in Rhodes Across Italy

loveSicily in Rhodes Across Italy

For those of you who missed loveSicily on Gary Rhodes new TV series Rhodes Across Italy on the BBC Good Food Channel here is the video.

I met young Sous chef Clare Lanza in the centre of Modica and after a walk and a visit to Antica Dolceria Bonajuto we went to the cookery school and prepared "chocolate chicken" following my grandmother's recipe.

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