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A TASTE OF SICILY

Sicilian & Mediterranean culture, cuisine and travel.

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Black Olive Baguettes

These vegan baguettes are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside thanks to semolina - which is mainly used in Sicily for making...

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Risotto

I shared some tips for making an extra creamy, delicious risotto with you the other day. Here are a few more: 1. Most people think the...

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that here at the Isa-Akshay home we honour and celebrate both Italian and Indian cultural...

Masala Taralli

…or in other words, South Indian mr. kodubale marries South Italian mrs. taralli and live happily ever after. Although we’ll be spending...

Quince Jelly (Sicilian Cotognata)

The making of quince jam & quince jelly - both called Cotognata by Sicilians - were a family affair back home. Me, my sister, my dad...

Prickly Pear & Gorgonzola Risotto

Growing up, I never thought too much of prickly pear (or fico d’India in Italian, or “ficupala” as we call it in Sicily). Cactuses (or is...

Classic Pizza Margherita

I’m often asked to share my most basic, no-frills pizza recipe. This is how I make it and I guarantee it’s better than in pizzeria. We...

Honey-Glazed Wholemeal Cornetti

Ready for these super-sticky, extra-soft and (almost) guilt-free “cornetti”? Cornetto is the Italian cousin of croissants but differs in...