Sicily is an intriguing, beguiling place. Its position in the Mediterranean gives it an extraordinary cultural legacy. It has one of the worlds best cuisines thanks to the complex influences and fusion of favours left behind by the Greeks, Romans, Arab, Normans and Spanish who have all occupied this island.
The island’s unique food is bright, earthy and suffused with the intensity of the Sicilian sun. Not surprisingly, many of the typical dishes are made with fish and seafood. Cream and butter hardly ever feature; juicy tomatoes or the island’s own fragrant olive oil is used instead. Sheep’s milk ricotta is another staple ingredient, as are black and green olives, wild fennel (which grows all over the hills) and the cultivated citrus fruits that are used in almost everything from salads to desserts.
Using the freshest ingredients learn the basics of bread and pasta making as well all these delicious dishes:
- Insalata di granchi e carciofo – crab and artichoke salad
- Pasta con le sardine – pasta with sardines
- Pane rimacinati – semolina mountain bread
- Insalata di patata di pantelleria – Pantelleria potato salad
- Cioccolata e fico palermitano – fig, nut and chocolate cake
- Limonata – Sicilian lemonade syrup
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