What to eat in Pantelleria: the typical dishes of Pantelleria cuisine

Pantelleria is a beautiful island in Sicily, in the province of Trapani. It is the largest of the Circumsican islands and is located right in the middle of the Sicilian Channel, being just over 30 nautical miles from Tunisia and about 60 from Trinacria.

Pantelleria is a delight worth visiting and offers a natural and unique landscape. On this island, nature and man-made constructions have coexisted since immemorial times, giving visitors a stunning and impressive panorama. In addition to the local beauty, Pantelleria also presents a bona fide culinary tradition with many delicious dishes that must be tasted at least once in a lifetime! Following is a list of dishes you must try if you find yourself on this incredible island!

Continue reading What to eat in Pantelleria: the typical dishes of Pantelleria cuisine

Six recipes with prickly pears

Prickly pear is a sweet and delicious fruit well known in southern Italy, especially in Sicily. With multiple properties, eating prickly pear is recommended for those who require more fiber in their daily diet. The pulp of this fruit consists mainly of water, sugars, minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, as well as vitamins, especially vitamin C.

Continue reading Six recipes with prickly pears

Sicilian wines – cheers!

Viticulture in Sicily is a decidedly thriving business: millions of hectoliters of wine are produced from more than 110,000 hectares of vineyards.

The production and consumption of wine has long-standing roots on the island. Organic residues, found in some jars dating back to the Copper Age in the area of Sciacca and Caltagirone, have led to the conclusion that wine production in Sicily was one of the oldest attested in the world. In the eastern part of the island, viticulture spread from the time of Greek colonization, with the system known as “ad alberello.”

Continue reading Sicilian wines – cheers!

Breakfast in Sicily: lots of sweet and savory ideas

There is good food in Sicily, anywhere and at any time of the day. From breakfast to after-dinner, you can enjoy many different dishes on the Island, sure to satisfy even the most demanding palates. 

Breakfast is a ritual in Sicily: here are all the delicacies you can enjoy during your stay on the Island for a superlative and mouth-watering start to the day, whether you are a sweet breakfast lover or prefer a savory one instead!

Continue reading Breakfast in Sicily: lots of sweet and savory ideas

Almonds in Sicilian pastries

Almonds are a typical ingredient of Sicilian cuisine and are used in the making of many delicious dishes.

Sicily is one of the major national producers of almonds and their quality is superlative. From first courses such as pesto alla trapanese, to desserts, the fruit of the almond tree is one of the main protagonists of Trinacria’s cuisine.

So here is a list of five almond-based desserts you can enjoy in Sicily!

Continue reading Almonds in Sicilian pastries

Five traditional Sicilian eggplant recipes

One of the most beloved and popular products in Sicily is definitely the eggplant; the dishes made of this vegetable are countless.

Eggplants can be used to prepare tasty appetizers, first courses, side dishes, second courses and even… desserts! Thinking of listing all the recipes based on the famous purple vegetable would be impossible: so here is a list of five typical Sicilian eggplant recipes!

Continue reading Five traditional Sicilian eggplant recipes

Five seafood specialties you must try in Sicily

Apart from the countless cities to visit, natural and archaeological attractions, crystal clear sea and beautiful beaches, Sicily can also boast a great enogastronomical heritage.

Whether you are a lover of pasta or second courses made of fish or meat, or a lover of sweets, you will surely not be disappointed by your stay in the island.

Completely surrounded by the sea, Sicily is able to offer excellent seafood dishes, fresh and delicious. Here is a list of those you absolutely must try if you are in Sicily!

Continue reading Five seafood specialties you must try in Sicily

Street food in Palermo: what to eat while walking through the streets of the Sicilian capital

Starting to feel hungry while wandering around in Palermo? Great!

Other than for its beauties, the Sicilian capital is indeed famous all over the world for its street food as well.

Here are some of the dishes you must give a try while walking through the streets of Palermo and falling in love with its treasures!

Continue reading Street food in Palermo: what to eat while walking through the streets of the Sicilian capital

Eating in Catania: typical dishes of the Catania tradition

Located on Sicily’s east coast, enclosed between the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea and the majestic Etna, Catania is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities of the entire island.

In addition to having an artistic, historical and natural heritage of huge importance, Catania also offers a wide variety of choices in terms of food, it will really please anyone!

Continue reading Eating in Catania: typical dishes of the Catania tradition