Recipes from Sicily

Sicily Cookbook

Italy’s most seductive island, Sicily, is located in the heart of the Mediterranean. Thanks to its rich history, Sicilian food has Italian as well as Greek, Spanish, French, and Arab influences. Now Italian aficionados Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi head to the island to immerse themselves in its diverse food scene. Starting in the capital, Palermo, the couple comes across some exciting street food that features tasty arancini to lesser-known gems such as panelle (garbanzo bean fritters), and sfincione, a thick Sicilian pizza, topped with tomatoes, onions, anchovies, and casciocavallo cheese. In Trapani they try a fish couscous and later head to Noto, for a classic semifreddo and a refreshing almond granita (served with fresh brioche, for dunking).