august, 2020

08aug10:3014:30Sicilian Cooking Workshop(click for info)

Event Details

This Sicilian cooking workshop demonstrates how the island’s cuisine is the result of an amazing melting pot: Sicily has hosted lots of different populations (Greeks, Arabs, Normans and so forth) and the richness of her cuisine is therefore immense.

We start with Palermo’s most famous street food, the arancini di riso (fried saffron risotto balls filled with mozzarella and peas) to go on with a wonderful chicken stew with white wine, capers and olives, some of the island’s wonderful products (or a Sicilian tartlet with sun-dried tomatoes for the vegetarians). Stuffed oven-baked tomatoes and caponata (the Sicilian ratatouille) are the rich and elaborate side dishes while the cassata siciliana is our sweet masterpiece: a rich, liquor-soaked sponge cake base filled with a sweet ricotta cream enriched with chocolate and candied orange peels. Some great Sicilian wines will of course complete our meal and help us appreciate even better the wonderful cuisine of this amazing island.