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Posted on Tuesday 24th of July 2012 under Recipes
Whether they call it Ulysses or Circe (this year chosen names for Italy's summer heat waves), there is only one remedy against the humidity and hot air of a heat wave in Sicily: GRANITA!
From a fruity cremolata (or gremolata) with pieces of fruit in the mixture, peach, strawberry or mulberry, to a classic icy lemon or coffee one, from a nutty pistachio or almond flavoured one to a rich chocolate one, granitas just conquer your summer.
Posted on Friday 13th of July 2012 under About loveSicily
Many of you asked for details about the lesson we run at the end of June with guest teacher Palma D'Onofrio from La Prova del Cuoco, a popular lunchtime TV programme which takes its format from the BBC's Ready Steady Cook.
This is the menu of the lesson:
Beef with ginger and peppers
Fried chicken with orange and ginger
Fried coconut shrimps
Mixed vegetable stir fry
Cantonese style rice
You can get a better idea of the lesson atmosphere in the pictures below.
Posted on Tuesday 10th of July 2012 under Recipes
It was a real pleasure having Palma D'Onofrio from "La Prova del Cuoco", the Italian version of British TV programme Ready Steady Cook, in my kicthen for a special lesson about asian food and cooking with a wok. Palma's recipes were a success and I am sure this was just the first of a series of amazing lessons about "World Cusine" in the loveSicily kitchen in Modica. Obviously, I can share her recipes only with the participants to the lesson, but below you can find a recipe of mine that I prepared for the buffet that followed the lesson that people really enjoyed.
Posted on Thursday 21st of June 2012 under About loveSicily
This week the Italian cooking magazine La Prova del Cuoco, the official magazine of the successful RAI TV programme La Prova del Cuoco, version of the English format Ready Steady Cook, features an article about Modica and loveSicily with my recipe for Mackerel and Anchovies Papyrus Parcels. Below you find the article and the recipe in Italian.
Modica e la Tavola Barocca
Posted on Thursday 10th of May 2012 under About loveSicily
With Katia busy with cooking classes these days, it is up to me (Hello from Angelo everybody;)!) to add a post about the episode of Voglio Vivere Così about Katia's decision to come back to Sicily and start a cooking school, loveSicily.
This programme, Voglio Vivere Così, broadcasted on the Italian TV channel Cielo, was dedicated to people who changed their life and moved to a different location that conquered their heart. For Katia, of course, it was all about returning to beautiful Modica, restore her grandparents' house and start the loveSicily cooking school.
As we prepare for Easter I could not miss a special post about a Sicilian special Easter Recipe. The Holy Week in the island offers an interesting combinations of religious celebrations and traditions, including irresistible Pasqua food like: "nfigghiulati" (ricotta's pies), "cassateddi", marzipan decorated lambs, "palummeddi", "sciuscieddu", "'mpanati ri agneddu", and many, many more.
Posted on Monday 26th of March 2012 under About loveSicily
When you are interviewed by a friend your answers just flow. The fact that you know each other leads to a great combination of questions and answers, and turns into a chat between good friends.
This is what I experienced whenToni Lydecker interviewed me few weeks ago on her blog Tavola Talk . As you can find out reading the article on her blog, we first met in 2007 in Sicily and kept in touch working on various projects together. I just hope she will manage to come back soon.
Posted on Monday 12th of March 2012 under Food and Drink
Well, I am also fussy about a thousand other things;)! But really, Sicily spoiled me when it comes to oranges. I love Sicilian varieties, Tarocco, Moro and Sanguinello and I like them only when they are in season and come straight from the tree. They are firm and full of flavour, there is just no comparison to the ones coming out of a big refrigerator!
Posted on Tuesday 03rd of January 2012 under General
First of all I wish you all a great 2012!
My 2011 culinary adventures in Modica finished with my first group of Russian guests, who proved to be excellent pasta makers, and with many new ideas for 2012. Christmas was amazing this year, we kept it simple, as we like it, but having children around just makes it so special! Our loveSicily Christmas party with my Sofia and Angelo's little Matilde was a real treat. We also got presents from what I like to call "Mother Christmas", who also have the same name, Toni.
Piatto Unico ......Regalo Unico!
Posted on Monday 19th of December 2011 under
Yesterday, I spent an afternoon with my mother, my daughter, aunt Ninetta and uncle Peppino making a Christmas traditional Sicilian nougat with sesame seeds and almonds called Ghiugghiulena in certain parts of Sicily or Qubbayta in others.