Our Italians: Chef Mario Traina

Our Italians: Chef Mario Traina

Welcome back to the “Our Italians” series of interviews. In these we focus on food artisans, experts and producers in Italy or abroad. These passionate individuals are committed to sharing the best in Italian food, wine and traditional products, through family-owned...
10 moments in Sicily

10 moments in Sicily

Looking in from the outside, my life and work may appear glamorous. I have lived in Italy for 11 years and counting. What started out as a dream of retiring to Italy changed into creating a new life in Rome years before retirement. I left a financially comfortable...
What’s open on Sunday in Ortigia?

What’s open on Sunday in Ortigia?

Just across the bridge from the city of Siracusa lies Sicily’s little southern gem: the island of Ortigia. The architecture in Piazza del Duomo, the charming narrow streets, the city’s rich Greek history, and hidden artwork are not to be missed. If visiting on the...
How to make cannoli from scratch

How to make cannoli from scratch

Are you interested in learning how to make classic Italian pastries while on vacation in their very birthplace? Email us for details! The classic Sicilian pastry with a crisp fried shell and creamy, sweet ricotta filling has Arabic origins. According to food...
Sicily from the back seat

Sicily from the back seat

“Shot gun!” A phrase that I would use over and over again in my youth in an attempt to secure the premier spot in the car…the throne…the status…the front seat. Little did I know, nor possess the ability to understand, the prospective one...