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Sicilian Eggplant Rolls

This summer weather in Turkey reminds me exactly of my two summers spent in Sicily in the mid 90's. Very hot. Very dry. Limited...

Aegean Lentil Pasta

As many of you readers of my blog and followers on social media know already, I've been in Turkey for several months exploring the...

Pine Nut, Honey & Strawberry Dish

When I went to Sicily in 1993, it was the first time I really ever experienced fruit as the main ingredient- and sometimes the...

Classic Tiramisu- Without the Alcohol

Tiramisu, the quintessential Sicilian dessert, and the ultimate party food.  Although I'm (half) Sicilian, I didn't grow up with this dessert at family dinner...

Baked Shrimp with Garlic, Fresh Herbs and Red Pepper Paste

On my Sicilian side of the family, they really love shrimp. My aunts bake it in the oven with some very simple ingredients like...

Tuna, Red Pepper, Garlic and Basil Pasta

My entire house has been under construction for several months now, and we're living right in the midst of it. My kitchen is functional,...

The Link Between Sicilian and Arab Cuisine

I love to learn about the history of food- how ingredients crossed the ocean traveled long distances along the Silk Road or made their...

Pearl Couscous with Ground Veal, Almonds and Raisins

Pearl couscous is a wonderful salad couscous and quite different from what is normally found in restaurant dishes or alongside North African tagine dishes...

A Sicilian Cooking Class: Comfort Food For Everyone

Last month I traveled to Cleveland to teach a cooking class for a group of young women, some of whom I met nearly ten...

Cooking Class: Sicilian Dinner Party

One Saturday morning last month I conducted a cooking class for the winners of an auction at the Stars for Hope event back in...

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