Posted on Sunday 01st of November 2015 under Recipes
The 2nd of November in Sicily is "U juornu re muorti", " the day of the dead"...
This is the day when the church remembers with special celebrations those who are no longer alive, people visit the cemetery taking flowers and candles to the graves of dead relatives and friends, and children find presents `brought' to them by the "muorti".
Today the world celebrates Food Revolution Day, an event launched by international chef Jamie Oliver's to get people better connected to their food and improve the way they eat.
Communities across the world are getting together and celebrate the beautiful diversity of fresh food, sharing cooking skills, understanding good eating habits and, of course, eating great food. At the loveSicily cookery school we decided to go for a very traditional fish menu with Tunnina, thin slices of tuna made panfried with fried onion, sarde a beccafico, and 'mpanate di sicci (seppie), squid pie.
Easter in Sicily is the most important holiday of the year. Sicilians away from home will do their outmost to get back to the island to enjoy the numerous processions dedicated to the Passion of Christ and catch up with family and friends. Tourists have the chance to see how old traditions and rituals are still kept alive by the Sicilian youth and, obviously, have a taste of all the wonderful local Easter food.
Posted on Wednesday 06th of February 2013 under Recipes
Sant' Agata is Catania's patron saint and is celebrated every year with one of the largest religious processions in Italy between the 3rd and the 5th of February.
Agata lived during the third century AD, when Sicily was under the Roman Empire, and was the daughter of an important rich local family. She was very religious and, while still very young, decided to dedicate her life to God by resisting any men who wanted her at a turbulent time in Sicily, when Christians were prosecuted.
Winter has finally arrived in Sicily. It is officially cold and there is nothing better I can think of than a cup of hot chocolate to warm us up. After all, making a hot chocolate is the easiest and best way to use Modica's traditional chocolate. Those who follow my blog or have been to Modica know all about this special kind of chocolate, those who encounter it for the first time can go to my Guide to Modica's chocolate.