Sicilian food

Sicilian Spiced Duck Breast With Preserved Orange Recipe

Citrusy poultry for the holidays from Scarpetta
Nov 13, 2013 4:00 pm

We've been waiting a long time to tackle the recipes from Scott Conant's Scarpetta Cookbook. But before we dive head-first into the pasta, let's check out a classic Italian duck recipe. We know there's so much more to Italian cuisine. "As much as I love spaghetti, I do more than just make pasta," he says.

 

Eggplant Caponata Recipe

Try this classic Sicilian eggplant salad at home
Apr 23, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Matt Armendariz

Fabio Vivani of Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars releases his cookbook this week! We nabbed a couple of recipes from this awesome new addition to our food library, including this super-simple, rustic Sicilian eggplant caponata you can serve with any Italian meal. 

The 6 Sicilian Wines You Need To Be Drinking Right Now. Really? Really.

A world apart from Super Tuscans and Barolos. OK!
Jan 2, 2013 4:01 pm

To say that the north and the south in Italy don’t always get along is an understatement. And the very south, Sicily, is sometimes seen as a separate nation altogether. Unsurprisingly, its wines are unlike many of Italy’s most iconic wines.

Zakary Pelaccio's Pasta Con Sarde Recipe

Welcome sardines to your Italian pasta recipe
Jun 13, 2012 3:01 pm
pasta with sardines
Photo: Michael Schrom

I’ve yet to find a pasta dish using sardines that comes close to this Sicilian classic. Sardines: when they look like that, this is what you do.

The Art of Pasta Con Ricci Di Mare

Pasta just isn't the same without sea urchin
Oct 20, 2011 2:01 pm
Zak and sea urchins

We have foraged for urchin before. In the warm waters of the Caribbean we did not meet with much success. The search was not methodical, we did not consider the season — it was more a half-assed curiosity in between cocktails. Over a decade ago, in the slightly cooler waters of the Mediterranean, off the coast of the small Sicilian island of Pantelleria, I not...

Chickpea Fries Recipe

Sub out potatoes and try these chickpea fries
Jul 1, 2011 5:31 pm
photo: Crystl on Flickr

Chickpea fries, also known as Panelle or Panisse, are as good as, maybe even better than, French fries. Even though they require two steps — making the chickpea porridge, then shaping and frying — they’re not much more difficult and are far more reliable. You can produce them ahead of time and flavor them in at least a dozen different ways, serving them with just about any...

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