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Sicilian Sweets for the Festival for the Dead

Last night I dreamt of my grandparents who passed away many years ago. We were gathered around the kitchen table, laughing, talking and eating as usual. As tomorrow is All Souls’ Day, my superstitious self said “how appropriate you had a visit from the dead” so here’s to my grandparents.Thanks for the visit. Celebrating the […]

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Caldo freddo – Sicilian Ice Cream Sundae

It’s hot as #@! in Rome. All I can think about is my recent escape to San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily. Home to crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and stunning mountains, it is the birthplace of the caldo freddo (hot cold) dessert. Caldo freddo is an extravaganza of sponge cake soaked in liquor, gelato (italian ice cream) […]

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10 Most Memorable Meals, 2011

When food historian, blogger and travel writer, Katie Parla asked me what my “best bite in Rome” was in 2011, it got me thinking about the many amazing dishes I’ve eaten over the past year. Eating is an emotional experience, it’s not only about the blissful food but the friends and family who sit at the […]

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Granita & Brioche – Breakfast of Champions

By November in Rome, I’m usually hankering for hot chocolate, ribollita and roast chicken. With unseasonably warm temperatures, I’ve got granita on my mind. It is a slush like drink made from water, sugar and fruit, coffee or nuts. Originally from Sicily, it is usually served with sweet brioche for breakfast. Seem like an odd combination? This […]

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Lunch in Siracusa – Sicilia in Tavola

After KBT and I grazed our way through the Ortigia market, we sped off to our lunch reservation at Sicilia in Tavola. We started with polpette di pesce neonata grigliate (grilled whitebait patties). The fluffy clouds were laced with peppery parsley, parmesan and topped with a splash of lemon juice. They were cooked perfectly. (Note: […]

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