Winner of the James Beard/ KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year 2000 and Winner of the Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food 2000.
 
 
December 14, 2017
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Mangia Bene

The Medieval Beginnings of Sicilian Cuisine
    Sicily was unique in many ways, regardless of its fortunes and the forces surrounding it...

 

A History of the Sicilian Caponata
    The Sicilian antipasto relish known as caponata is said to be of Spanish origin...

 

A History of Ricotta Cheese
Ricotta is not a cheese but a creamy curd...

 

Medieval Fishing off Sicily
The most important fishing industry of the medieval Mediterranean was, arguably, in Sicily, and even there fish played a modest albeit constant role in the food of the island...

 

Introduction of Sugar to Sicily
The Arabs had introduced sugar to Sicily by the tenth century and established sugar mills...

 

Zeppole di San Giuseppe
Zeppole di San Giuseppe, a fried dough specialty made for the festival of St...

 

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