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Mediterranean diet

  • Iconic Sicily

    In the New York Times this week there’s a recipe for pasta with sardines and wild fennel that is what Sicilians themselves claim as their most authentic dish–probably because it’s so darned…

  • On the importance of a good knead

    Most modern olive oil producers, no matter where they are in the world, emphasize the importance of a singular process for the production of high-quality oil. That process is best translated as…

  • Sicily. Any time.

    I love Sicily at any time of year (except July and August when it’s way too hot for my cool northern blood), but I especially love Sicily in autumn, when the newly…

  • AmorOlio in Sicilia

    Olive Oil in Sicily: An Autumnal Tour October 27 – November 1 at the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school November 1 – November 7, small group tour of southeastern Sicily Guests are…

  • Pasta/Pesto: Sicily Direct

    Busiate al Pesto Trapanese When a Sicilian friend Gabriella Becchina took me a couple of years ago to Mulini del Ponte, a grist mill in the heart of Castelvetrano, her hometown in…

  • one perfect artichoke

    Eat Your Veg. Please.

    I just spoke on the phone for 22 minutes, in my gravelly early-morning voice (with a cold coming on yet), with an Italian radio interviewer about Italian/Mediterranean food and its influence on…

  • AmorOlio is Rolling On!

    After four or five years in Tuscany, we’re heading out to greener pastures—or I should say fresher olive groves—to  continue exploring great extra-virgins, great cheeses, great wines, and the fabulous cuisines of…