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August 2009 food highlight: wood oven pizzas.

August 2009 food highlight: wood oven pizzas.

Having done the dining out, the fancy home made dinner for friends, the fish grigliata, the beach pic-nic, the ice-cream brioche, there is no question that August holidays' highlight was making pizza in the traditional oven with my family.

Antiquarian Italian Cookery Books

Antiquarian Italian Cookery Books

I fell in love with a blog called On Food and Hostory published by Lynn Nelson, owner of Kitchen Garden Books & Antiques in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
I love and share her passion for old books and food related books and enjoy every single post.

Part 2 - Teatro dei Pupi and a fish cous cous in Siracusa

Part 2 - Teatro dei Pupi and a fish cous cous in Siracusa

After a break due to a typical end of summer cold, here I am to tell you all about the night out in Ortigia I had mentioned in the last post.

The Teatro dei Pupi was a great experience, it is very small and sweet, and the show was entertaining both for children and adults.

We took some pictures of the Agricane Assedia Il Castello di Angelica show that can only partly convey the drama. If you add the loud voices, the drums and the cut off heads of puppets rolling on the stage floor you can start to get closer to the real experience.

Ready for the Teatro dei Pupi and a fish cous cous in Siracusa

Ready for the Teatro dei Pupi and a fish cous cous in Siracusa

Getting ready to take my daughter to the show Agricane assedia il castello di Angelica, in Ortigia, Siracusa. At the Teatro dei Pupi Vaccaro Mauceri followed by dinner at Trattoria Medusa, da Kamel for a fantastic fish cous cous.
I will take pictures for the blog and write more about it soon. In the meantime enjoy the trailer of the show.

August at the Almond Grove: childhood memories

August at the Almond Grove: childhood memories

My childhood memories of August are all about almonds and carobs.
My grandmother, my dad's mother, was the daughter of a farmer, Massa Titta, who owned land in the countryside outside the town of Ispica.
When he died the land was divided among his children and my grandmother became the owner of an almond grove where there were also a few huge carob trees.

Every year, the whole family was asked to go to San F/Pantinu (this was the name of the area where the land was) to help collecting almonds.

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