Panettoni Fiasconaro: The Ancient Art and Secrets of Traditional Pastrymaking in Castelbuono, Sicily!

Christmas/Natale is just around the corner and for all of us Italians and Italian Americans the season is simply not complete without panettone.   It was my girlfriend Sveva who reminded me I should share and highlight the story of the Fiasconaro family and their original panettone specialties for which they have been recognized as a Sicilian excellency worldwide.  I had the … More Panettoni Fiasconaro: The Ancient Art and Secrets of Traditional Pastrymaking in Castelbuono, Sicily!

Sicilian almond or lemon “granite”: best summer breakfast ever….

Buongiorno!! Everybody awake?? Hope you had a wonderful weekend….hey, Happy July 1 !! Summer is here and in full swing – my favorite time of the year – guess what Francesca is dreaming of ??? A “granita siciliana” every morning for breakfast with brioche  – I promise you: best summer breakfast EVA ;)) Refreshing, satisfying, … More Sicilian almond or lemon “granite”: best summer breakfast ever….

Carfagna’s Italian Market: An Italian food bazaar in Columbus!

Anciovi/Anchovies anyone ?? I found incredible ones from Sciacca, Sicily at Carfagna’s Italian Market in Columbus during one of my booktour trips a few weeks ago.  Anchovies are used in Sicilian cuisine almost like you would use salt and sugar, they are sprinkled here and there – most often in pizza – but also grilled … More Carfagna’s Italian Market: An Italian food bazaar in Columbus!