Dolce, Recipes
Recipe: Vastedduzzi
April 15, 2015 0
This recipe was kindly provided by la maestra di dolci a Lingua, Rosalba Benenati. This quantity makes approx. 120 biscuits. INGREDIENTS For the pastry 1 kg flour 4 egg yolks Malvasia or sweet sherry 250 g lard For the filling 1 kg whole almonds 900 g sugar 3 teaspoons of freshly ground cinnamon water infused with […]
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Recipe: Pasta e Ceci
Primo piatto, Recipes
Recipe: Pasta e Ceci
March 13, 2015 0
Pasta with Chick Peas Recipe by Giulia Biviano – Cucina di Casa Nostra Photograph by Giuseppe Biviano INGREDIENTS    Serves 8 300g dried chick peas, soaked overnight in plenty of cold water 1 small onion, chopped finely 1 kg dried pasta, (Ditalini is good) 2 fresh bay leaves 1 cup silvery beat, chopped 5 gloves garlic, […]
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Celebrating the Feast of San Giuseppe Aeolian Style
Stories & Poetry
Celebrating the Feast of San Giuseppe Aeolian Style
March 13, 2015 0
It was the year 1835. Somewhere off the coast of Naples the fishing boat, U Mulinciana, was caught in violent combat with the tempestuous god of the sea, Poseidon. Having departed from the village of Malfa, Salina, the boat was laden with a cargo of capers, Malvasia and local wines to trade in return for […]
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Dolce, Recipes
Recipe: Spicchiteddi alla Nonna Maria
February 9, 2015 2
Spiced cookies with vinu cuotto Christmas is the one occasion when the Eoliani all come together to eat, pray and celebrate the birth of Jesus. The saying is ‘Natale con i tuoi e Pasqua con chi vuoi ma non ti dimenticare i spicchiteddi’, Christmas is with yours and Easter is with who you want but […]
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Stories & Poetry
Poetry: Salina Calling
February 6, 2015 1
Our mother is an island, born of fire At her feet, ancient children sway back and forth Pebbles polished smooth by the hand of existence Caught in the tide of the infinite ocean that licks At the breast that her children once suckled Longingly, they turn towards the bountiful sea Enchanted by the promise of […]
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Dolce, Recipes
Recipe: Sfinci d’ovo
February 6, 2015 4
INGREDIENTS 21/2 cups plain flour 21/2 cups water a pinch of salt 7–8 large eggs a light vegetable oil for frying 1 cup of granulated sugar 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon   METHOD Place water, salt and sugar in a saucepan (large enough to hold all of the ingredients) and bring almost to the boil. […]
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Stories & Poetry
An affair with the Aeolian Islands of Sicily
February 5, 2015 1
“Happy the children that grow up in love with an island. There they learn certain important characteristics for their future lives: fantasia, solitude, freedom, and even a certain amount of disrespect towards the mainland… and they learn and scan the horizon, to sail and leave (… to come back one day).” Inselsommer by Eric Orsenna
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