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Viva la pasta, la pasta Viva

Viva la pasta, la pasta Viva

Finally, today I went to visit the pastificio where they make one of my favourite type of pasta, Pastifico Tiziano Viva in Pozzallo. It was really a nice experience as I took my daughter with me and she had the chance to see how the pasta Mamma buys for her is made.

Sicilian Gelato on the Financial Times: Mary Taylor Simeti's article

Sicilian Gelato on the Financial Times: Mary Taylor Simeti's article

The Financial Times "loves Sicily" again publishing a wonderful article on ice-cream entitled "The grandfathers of gelato" and written by Sicilian food historian Mary Taylor Simeti.

Sicilian apéritif for hot summer nights

Sicilian apéritif for hot summer nights

Martin G., who was in one of our latest tailor-made cookery tours, sent me an email as soon as he got back to London. He is organising a Sicilian theme dinner party for his friends and wanted to know if there was something Sicilian he could serve as an apéritif.

I immediately asked him if he had followed my advice and got a bottle of Almond Wine before leaving. He said yes, so that was it, perfect!

Interview to filmmaker Philipp Kaindl

Interview to filmmaker Philipp Kaindl

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about a really interesting blog and documentary project called Sgarbiville that I had found, dealing with the town of Salemi and the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi, who is not Sicilian and does not live in the town, becoming mayor and putting some old houses up for sale at €1 each.

Sicilian Coffee: excellence, tradition and culture

Sicilian Coffee: excellence, tradition and culture

Sicilians often buy their coffee from their favourite local "torrefazione" as there are dozens of coffee roasting companies operating in Sicily.

In, September 2005, a Sicilian bar was voted Italy's best coffee bar of the year. This was Spinnato in Palermo which remained in the top 20 in 2008 with two other Sicilian bars in the South-East of the island, Caffé Sicilia in Noto and Pasticceria Di Pasquale

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