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Sicilian chocolate and… caper ice cream?!?

  On both our trips to Sicily in the Spring and  Sicily and the Aeolian Islands in the Fall,  we have the opportunity to prepare dishes using traditional Sicilian ingredients, including an expectedly delicious twist on ice cream – with salty, pungent capers. Capers are one of Sicily’s main crops, and are …

Thoughts from Florence…

L’abc 2013. 100% Sangiovese made by wine lovers Adriano Zago, Bernardo Conticelli and Ciro Beligni from vines grown 600 meters high in Lamole, in Chianti Classico. Vinified first in stainless steel, then terracotta amphora, then wood. It’s a very pretty wine with high cherry notes which were gorgeous on the …

Recipe: Roast Pork Case Vecchie

This past May while in Sicily for our Culinary Adventure, Sicily: A Different Italy, we were served this succulent pork roast one evening at Case Vecchie in Regaleali. We paired the pork with artichokes covered in breadcrumbs, a light green salad just harvested from the organic gardens, roasted potatoes with …

Recipe: Sicilian Torte di Mandorle e Olio d’Oliva (Almond and Olive Oil Cake)

While in Sicily for our Sicily: A Different Italy Cooking Adventure, we cook with Fabrizia Lanza and her fabulous team at the Anna Tasca Cooking School, in Regaleali. Their amazing organic gardens, delectable wines and wonderful hospitality make for an unforgettable experience in Sicily’s introterra. And their delicious almond and olive …

Recipe: Ravioli stuffed with ricotta and fresh mint

  Who doesn’t love enjoying fresh pasta? In Regaleali we make delicious ravioli with our friend chef and cookbook author Fabrizio Lanza. This recipe is adapted from one of hers. Enjoy! For the pasta: 1 cup flour 1 egg water as needed   For the filling: 2 cups ricotta 1 …