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...
The Spice Cabinet: Star anise

The Spice Cabinet: Star anise

Welcome back to The Spice Cabinet series. Today we explore star anise. Star anise is an attractive spice due to both its diverse characteristics, as well as its stunning appearance. The beauty and intricate details of this spice are prime examples of Mother Nature’s...
Pizza alla pala, a Rome specialty

Pizza alla pala, a Rome specialty

Pizza alla pala is a classic in Rome, but it’s popping up as the new trend throughout Italy and abroad. Pizza alla pala is cooked in electric ovens and is crisp, yet also soft and chewy. Neapolitans shudder at the mere thought, accustomed to the classic round...
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...