Eggplant Meatballs (Polpette di Melanzane)

Eggplant Meatballs ( Polpette di Melanzane)
Eggplant Meatballs ( Polpette di Melanzane)

Advertisements Helloooo!!! Enrich your recipe-book with the recipe for eggplant meatballs (Polpette di Melanzane). If you are looking for a unique appetizer but easy to make, eggplant meatballs are a delicious and nutritious dish that can also represent original finger food. In Sicily, as you know, eggplants are used in a lot of different dishes.Read more

Best Italian Cuisine on the West Coast

Advertisements Italian cuisine has been and will probably be a big part of my life. And as I happily recognize, this holds true for many other people. There are plenty of Italian cuisine connoisseurs but I would like to redirect your attention to, two very special individuals.     Julie and Sean Julie has been inRead more

Sicilian “Sfinci” Recipe

Sicilian Sfinci Recipe
Sicilian Sfinci Recipe

Advertisements Today I propose one of the oldest recipes which is that of the Sicilian Sfinci: small morsels of leavened dough fried in boiling oil with a sprinkling of granulated sugar and if preferred, a handful of powdered cinnamon. They are so good and you will keep on reaching for more. Like all popular recipes,Read more

Rigatoni with Ricotta Cream

Rigatoni with Ricotta Cream
Rigatoni with Ricotta Cream

Advertisements Rigatoni with ricotta cream is a classic Sicilian dish and represents one of the first simple, genuine dishes first made by the poor and peasants of southern Italy. A very easy to prepare, very good pasta dish due to the creaminess of the ricotta paired with the pecorino cheese, nutmeg, and pepper. It canRead more

Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs

Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs
Pistachio Cream-Filled Eclairs

Advertisements Days ago, I prepared pistachio cream for a dear friend of mine who wanted it as stuffing for her college’s birthday cake. I got some cream left and I thought I would use it by preparing some Eclairs, the beloved French desserts that are also very popular in Italy.  I have prepared bigne`(cream puffs)Read more

Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”

Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”
Sicilian-Style Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi”

Advertisements Garlicky Broccoli Rabe like “Cavuliceddi” tonight? In Naples they are called friarielli; in Tuscany, they are names, rapini. The destiny of this delicious vegetable is to be fried hence the name of friarielli, in fact, the Neapolitans wash the vegetables and throw them directly in the pan with the oil. In Alcamo (my town)Read more

Almond Paste Original Recipe

Almond Paste
Almond Paste

Advertisements Here is the Original Recipe for the Almond Paste. Almond Paste is used to decorate lots of sweets, especially cake. It is widely used in southern Italy, in fact it is originally from Palermo, made for the first time by the nuns of the Martorana Church. One the most famous dessert, the queen of the cakes, the Sicilian Cassata isRead more

The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily

The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily
The Pignolata and the Carnival in Sicily

Advertisements A characteristic element of the Palermitan pignolata is the consistency of its fried dough balls, crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside, covered with flavored honey that makes this typical Sicilian dessert irresistible, delicious, unforgettable to your palate. It is a typical dessert of the carnival period, very good and above allRead more

Testa di Turco (Castelbuono’s Dessert)

Testa di Turco (Castelbuono's Dessert)
Testa di Turco (Castelbuono's Dessert)

Advertisements Testa di Turco is a spoon dessert of Castelbuono, an ancient medieval village a few kilometers from Cefalù, in the province of Palermo. Testa di Turco is a dessert consisting of layers of thin fried sheets of pasta dough which are interspersed with milk cream (very similar to Biancomangiare) and an abundant sprinkle ofRead more