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City of Palermo

Date created: Fri, 04 Nov, 2016

Palermo - Palermo is located on the northwestern coast of the island, with about 655,875 inhabitants, it is the capital of the region and includes 82 municipalities. The town overlooks the bay of the Mediterranean Sea, between Monte Pellegrino and Capo Zafferano. The Palermo territory covers approximately 5000 km. It includes various kinds of...

Testa di Turco

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Testa di Turco - Ingredients for 4 people: 350 gr flour 00; 5 eggs; 100 gr of lard; 350 gr fresh sheep's ricotta; sugar; honey.

Preparation: Melt the lard over low heat. Just melted, remove from heat and add the flour  together with the eggs. Knead the...

Scacce recipe

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Scacce - Ingredients: Ingredients for the dough: 1 kg of wheat flour; 1 egg; half a stick of yeast; water; salt; olive oil (1/2 cup). *Condiments: fried eggplant, tomato and cheese (provolone cheese and cacao cavallo), or cottage cheese and sausage.


Pasta with swordfish and Pachino tomatoes

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Pasta with swordfish and Pachino cherry tomato - Ingredients: 200 grams of pasta penne; 2 slices of swordfish, cut into cubes, and without the skin; 8 Pachino cherry tomatoes; parsley to taste; 3 leaves of mint; natural unsalted shelled pistachios; salt to taste; black pepper to taste; 1 clove of garlic; oil; red wine. 

Preparation - Cook...

Pasta with sardines

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Pasta con le sarde (Pasta with sardines) - Ingredients: 600gr of bucatini; 400 grams of sardines without head and tail; 2 onions; 50 grams of raisins; 50 grams of pine nuts; 4 anchovies; 1 bunch of fennel; olive oil, salt and pepper; 100 gr toasted breadcrumbs.


Pasta alla Norma

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Pasta alla Norma - Ingredients for 4 people: 350 gr. short pasta rifled; 500 gr. tomato sauce; 2 medium eggplants; 200 gr. salted ricotta; 3 cloves of garlic; 1 bunch of fresh basil; extra virgin olive oil; salt; pepper.

Preparation -  Cut the eggplant into...

Giuggiulena: Sicilian Recipe

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Giuggiulena - Ingredients: 1 kg of sesame; 600 grams of sugar; 300 grams of honey; 500 grams of almonds.

Preparation - Wash the sesame seeds and dry in the oven. Dissolve 500 grams of sugar and 500 grams of honey in a pan. Add the sesame seeds and almonds...

Cassata Siciliana: Sicilian Recipe

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Cassata Siciliana - Ingredients for 4 people - 1 sponge cake; 400 grams of cottage cheese; 400 grams of mixed candied fruit; 250 grams of sugar ; 200 grams of powdered sugar ; 200 grams of apricot jelly ; ½ cup of Marsala ; orange flower water ; 30 grams of pistachios ; 80 grams of dark chocolate ; 1...

Caponata: Sicilian Recipe

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Caponata - Ingredients for 4 people - 80 gr pitted green olives; 200 gr of tomato paste; 2 eggplants; 1 red and 1 yellow pepper; 30 gr of salted capers; 1 tablespoon pine nuts; 2 stalks of celery; 2 tablespoons vinegar; 1 onion; 1 teaspoon sugar; oil; salt; basil.

Preparation - Rinse the eggplant, remove the stems together at the tip of...

Sicilian Cannoli

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Cannoli Siciliani (with ricotta cream) - The recipe describes the preparation of cannoli with ricotta. Cannoli can be also stuffed with cream or white chocolate. 

Ingredients for 4 people - 250 grams of flour; 450 grams of cottage cheese; 250 grams of sugar; 20 g candied fruit; 20 grams of pistachios; 150 grams of dark chocolate drops; a...