Combining the sweet tang of sun-dried tomatoes with sharp garlic, spicy chili flakes, good olive oil, and crunchy bread crumbs, every bite of this spectacular pasta leaves you wanting more. Recreate the simply delicious flavors of one of Taormina's best restaurants at in your own home.
Cured in salt, capers are a small green delicacy that is used to bring a punch of flavor in a dish. Adding a tangy, briny and vegetal quality with a pop of floral energy, you'll find that many Italian recipes incorporate capers into the fold. Grown in the wild throughout the Mediterranean basin, the best capers in the world come from Salina, one of the seven Aeolian Islands just north of Sicily.
Turning watermelon into an elevated dessert, gelo di melone is one of the most popular ways to enjoy watermelons in Sicily. Grown in abundance around the island, watermelon colors market stands all summer long. Delicious on its own, try this delicious watermelon pudding and discover a new way to enjoy the summertime favorite.
When we think about Italy, it is impossible to overlook its exceptional food. With vastly differing climatic conditions, the flora and fauna that thrive throughout Italy have been intrinsically linked to tradition for centuries. Signaling the arrival of summer, June beckons froth the start of Italy's most bountiful growing season. From north to south, we're taking a look at the best fruits and vegetables to enjoy this time of year, and how to savor them like the Italians do.
The mysterious world of bees has fascinated our beekeeper Leonardi since childhood. By the age of 12, he'd begun to care for his father's bee hives perched on the slopes of Monte Etna. With his values and interests deeply tied to his respect for the environment, honey bees offered a window into tangible facets of the natural world. He dedicated his life to nurturing this familial practice, turning his passion for bees into his life's work in 1984.
For those who celebrate, Easter is a time to relish the arrival of springtime and rejoice in the cycle of life. For all of us, the arrival of spring delivers the perfect excuse to get together and revel in the rebirth of the growing season and the promise of warm weather. The vibrant colors, fresh smells and bountiful flavors of spring beckon us to the kitchen.
Growing into tangled green webs, pistachio trees color the steep volcanic foothills of Mount Etna. Fed from mineral rich volcanic soil, these Sicilian pistachio trees procure vibrant green nuts encased in royal purple. Rich, creamy, moist and stunningly sweet, Bronte's shelled pistachios are deeply cherished. Today, Sicilian pistachios are widely acknowledged as the best pistachios on the market.