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southern Italy food and travel

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stromboli from the ferry

    A Mediterranean Caper

    I spent the best part of last week on the island of Stromboli—I’m leaving tonight on the overnight ferry to Naples—visiting my friend Beatrice Ughi, the director-in-chief of that wonderful website gustiamo.com…

  • lampascione

    Lampascioni

    These are the bulbs of wild hyacinths, tassel or grape hyacinths to be precise, Muscari racemosum. They are treasured in Puglia where they’re harvested in the wild in late winter and early…

  • Andria rainy street

    Al mercato

    Drop me into any town in Italy and if there’s a market to be found, my instincts draw me to it. One clue I look for: little old ladies overburdened with plastic…