From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other. Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily's southern coast.
3 Reasons to Eat More Eggplant Eggplant is rich in essential nutrients. It is a source of fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, iron, and magnesium. Eggplant contains flavonoids known as anthocyanins which have been proven to play a major role in lowering risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggplant is ranked among the top [...]
Sicily is not just “special”, but possibly the most beautiful place on Earth. If you’ve been there you’d probably agree. If you haven’t now’s the time to book your ticket. At a recent Christmas party in Rancho Santa Fe, I had just this conversation with a couple of other italophiles. Friends’ family Christmas parties are [...]
Catania, a city famous for its fresh sea food, pasta alla norma, and the glorious cannoli! Instead of wandering the streets hungry for a reliable restaurant, check out the restaurants that have impressed me. FOR DINNER Biscari Expensive http://www.ristorantebiscari.it/ Though quite expensive, I may have had the best meal of my life at this restaurant. My [...]
You know how there are people you meet with whom you immediately feel a connection, like you’ve known them in another life? Well, I get this feeling with places. The first time I felt this was when I went to London. My father told me that I was feeling the pull of my ancestors who [...]
“U tuoi beddu ùocchiu verdu cùomu u mari.” I looked at my roommate Ivana for an explanation. She translated from Sicilian into Italian, “Your beautiful green eyes the color of the sea.” I smiled at the crusty fisherman before me, thinking, “But my eyes aren’t green, and the sea here is definitely blue.” He rewarded [...]