Sicilian Food & Wine
Sicily is a unique island both sweet and harsh, rich of contrasts that mysteriously fall into perfect balance.
All this is can be found in Sicily’s culinary tradition based on harmonic blends of ingredients apparently distant to each other but “philosophically combined” to create unexpected results.
An impenetrably fascinating island alluring but repelling, inhabited by its people apparently idle but capable of unexpected outbursts.
Sicily, land of passion often suppressed, land of inebriating scents and lively colors, that shows its strength in its foods so varied and rich even when simple. True witness of invaders of the past that left their sign not only in people’s DNA as well as in architecture but also in cuisine flavors. Food made noble by the Monsù that cooked for aristocratics but also by the people’s creativeness in imitating these dishes using poor ingredients enriched by spices and aromas. Products of the land as beans, hard grain wheat, pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, cheese, sea food, all this flavoured by basil leaves, parsley, mint, laurel, oregano, rosemary, wild fennel, jasmine, pine nuts, raisins and olive oil. A triumph of specialities sometimes simple, others elaborated, to enjoy home but also along the streets. Sweet-and-sour flavours, scents of spices so complex and elegant at times, to remind of baroque monuments, as the world famous Cassata, queen of Sicilian pastries.
It may be impossible to discover the real essence of Sicily and Sicilians. A tour in its traditional enogastronomy, like a continuously updated history book, is a key to interprete the mysteries of such a special Island.
I can organize for you following:
- Culinary cooking
- Gastronomy of Sicily
- Wine day only for you
- Street food tour in Palermo
I can also arrange those for a big groups!
My personal guide of restaurants and places.
The desire to discover and learn about is the fuel that powers it. The stages are many. At each stop a restaurant, a place new or already known..
The real journey is the encounter – with friends who manage restaurants, with chefs, with those who dedicate themselves to accommodate the people at the table. The desire to discover new foods and with them the land, culture and traditions.
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