Cherry Tomato & Brie Clafoutis

Clafoutis are a little bit like a Dutch Baby and are usually sweet made with cherries or other fruit. This savory version pairs the sweetness of fresh cherry tomatoes with thyme, Brie, and Parmesan and…Continue Reading

Blueberry Limoncello Cassata Cake

This cake is one of the best things I have ever made, and I don’t even care for cake! Traditional Sicilian Cassata Cake calls for candied fruit, ricotta, and sweet Marsala wine.  I’ve substituted fresh…Continue Reading

Panelle Fries with Sundried Tomato Aoli

These chickpea fries are delicious with sundried tomato aioli. Traditional panelle are a little thinner and wider served as an appetizer or vegetarian panini filling. In Liguria these fries are called “Panisse.” The long square…Continue Reading

Sicilian Caponata

This appetizer of fried eggplant with peppers, onions, and garlic has been a staple of Sicilian cuisine for centuries; there are as many variations of this dish as their are kitchens in Sicily. I learned…Continue Reading

Pasta Alla Norma

This simple vegetarian pasta is the national dish of Sicily. It probably originated in Catania in the 19th century and is reportedly named after the opera “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini. It is traditionally served with…Continue Reading

Panzanella Salad

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes and this salad is a lovely way to use an abundance of cherry tomatoes. Perfect for alfresco dinners on the deck along-side grilled meats. Serves: 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 Loaf…Continue Reading