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aubergine caponata

6. Aubergine Caponata: the original recipe

The Sicilian Aubergine Caponata - History and Features The Sicilian Aubergine Caponata is a typical side dish of the traditional Sicilian cuisine prepared with aubergines, tomato, onion, green olives, capers, celery and basil. In the classic preparation all the ingredients are cooked separately in a pan and then mixed together and seasoned with sugar and vinegar, or the ingredients that give it that typical sweet and sour taste! It is a recipe with unique goodness that has its roots in...

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sundried tomatoes

5. Sundried Tomatoes, the Sicilian recipe

Sundried tomatoes in oil are an agri-food product typical of many regions of Southern Italy, including Sicily. This side dish is typically obtained by drying in the sun of cherry tomatoes with a little watery consistency, such as the San Marzano variety, but other varieties such as Piccadilly can also be used. In this article, we will find out how to make the typical Sicilian recipe, just like grandma would do. The Sundried tomatoes are inextricably linked to the...

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formaggi siciliani

4. Mini guide to Sicilian Cheese

Sicilian cheese is another of those typical products that make the cuisine of this island so complex and multifaceted. Being an ancient food, they have always been produced on the island, so that they have become something indispensable for any self-respecting Sicilian. Below, we will talk about what are the typical cheeses for each area of the island. Historical Hints Cheese, being an ancient food, has its roots in Sicily since archaic times. The testimonies tell us how the...

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Bronte Pistachio

The Bronte Pistachio

The Bronte Pistachio is a classic among the typical products of excellence of Sicilian gastronomy. It is the classic product that lends itself very well to all aspects of the kitchen, from ice cream to slushes, from pesto to sweet creams, to biscuits and crunchy. This is an ancient plant that originates mainly in the Middle East, and in particular in Persia, where it is thought that it was already cultivated in prehistoric times. It is a very long-lived...

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extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil in Sicily

Sicily, as is well known, is a land that enjoys a vast culinary tradition and an incredible quality that characterizes its typical products. And among the symbolic products of this prosperous land, there is undoubtedly extra virgin olive oil, authentic excellence that embodies millenary tradition and the identity of an entire people. In fact, olive trees are one of the distinctive features that distinguish all the regions and countries of the Mediterranean belt, they enrich and characterize the countryside and...

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sicilian cannoli

Sicilian Cannoli – History and Preparation

The Sicilian cannoli is perhaps the most iconic product of traditional Sicilian gastronomy! It is known and imitated in any part of the world and is - in the most absolute way - the undisputed king of typical Sicilian sweets, so much so that it is officially included in the list of traditional Italian food products (PAT) by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaf). This unique and inimitable dessert has origins as ancient as they are mysterious,...

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