Author Archives: Liria Zaffuto

Interview with Marco Miccichè Pasticceria Bilardo

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How was your passion for pastry born? I have had a passion for pastry in my blood since I was born -I am a nephew and a son of art,- and the love for sweets has led me to follow the family tradition that has existed for 50 years now. At what age did you […]

The many flavours of Sicily

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A land of contrasts and colors, Sicily presents one of the largest and oldest collections of recipes in Italy, the result of an intense history and a past that has its roots in distant times. Talking about Sicilian cuisine means looking at the past and retracing the exploits of the many civilizations that have inhabited […]

Grandma María’s cavati con il “Buso”

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The “cavati col buso” with pistachio pesto is a fabulous first course. It is prepared in just a few minutes and is very creamy and super tasty! Grandma Maria’s pasta always has its own magic… It may be her skill or the love she puts into preparing it, or the fact that making “cavati col […]

3 unusual Sicilian autumn dishes

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When the days get colder, why not bring to the table a dish that warms the body and spirit? At the end of a long day, treating yourself with a warming and comforting recipe linked to tradition is a real pleasure. Certainly, legumes and hot soups prevail in the long and cold autumn-winter period, but […]

The Andromeda Theater in Santo Stefano di Quisquina (Agrigento)

The Andromeda Theater in Santo Stefano di Quisquina (Agrigento)

Sicily is a wonderful land, where sun, sea and mountains blend perfectly making this territory unique from every point of view. Although Sicily is known above all for its splendid coasts and its pristine sea, there is part of Sicily that is yet to be discovered: the one of the mountains that rise high to […]

How to store extra virgin olive oil at home?

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How to store extra virgin olive oil: how many times have you asked yourself this question? The rules for keeping the characteristics and flavor of olive oil unchanged over time are really simple, you just have to follow them carefully. First of all, however, to prevent your oil from deteriorating quickly, it is necessary to […]

Wine and fridge: not always a good match

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According to experts, wine needs to be stored in a cool, dark environment. But why is that? And what happens if this rule is not followed? Except for a few milligrams of sulfur, wine does not contain preservatives, yet it can be kept for years, sometimes decades, without deteriorating. Indeed, storing wine for a long […]

6 good reasons to eat almonds every day

Nutritionists recommend eating almonds every day because they are very rich in nutrients and beneficial properties for the human body. Let’s find out together what makes them so special and why their proper consumption can make us feel better. August and September are the months of harvesting fresh almonds, so it is good to take […]

EVO oil or Hazelnut oil?

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The two oils in Italian food culture While EVO oil is one of the most iconic elements of Italian gastronomic culture and needs no introduction, hazelnut oil is perhaps a bit less known. Its origins lie in areas of the Italian peninsula without access to the sea, with a more inclement weather than that of […]

Sicilian street food: Arancine palermitane al ragù

The question arises spontaneously: is it called “arancina” or “arancino”? The answer deserves a separate article. In short, in Palermo it is called arancinA and its shape is strictly round, while in Catania it is called arancinO and takes the shape of a cone. The Arancini or Arancine are a typical specialty of Sicilian cuisine. […]