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  • The beach in Scopello, Western Sicily

    Discovering Western Sicily [part 2]

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about discovering Western Sicily: from Palermo to Trapani, via the ancient Greek cities of Segesta and Selinunte, the salt farms of Marsala and the barren island of…

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    Discovering Western Sicily [PART 1]

    Sicily, Italy’s largest island, is famed in the world for its beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine and fascinating history. Some of the world’s greatest civilizations settled and prospered in Sicily over the centuries, shaping the…

  • Sicilian Cassata Cake recipe with ricotta cheese and candied fruit

    My Family Recipes: Sicilian Cassata Cake

    The Cassata Siciliana is the most iconic Sicilian cake, an elaborate dessert made with sponge cake (called “pan di Spagna” in Italian) moistened with liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese, covered with marzipan and…