How to grow a small vegetable garden

A small vegetable garden is a gift you should make to have organic, delicious vegetables. My father always told me that the garden teaches the art of waiting. It is also a metaphor for life: those who sow collects but can also lose everything if weather climates compromise the harvest. The incomparable pleasure of eating…

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Sicilian food: history and tradition

Sweet aromas, rich, diverse flavors and a playground of pebbly and long golden beaches only to be found along the Mediterranean’s coastal landscape — that, and much more, is a visit to Sicily. Adorned with precious archaeological sites, which hold the ancient origins of the island, impressive volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano) and the beautiful smaller islands surrounding…

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Food waste: the role of the consumer

Once the food was sacred. Until a few decades ago, in the Italians homes, it was customary to consume for dinner, the leftover food for lunch. About 90% of households owned a vegetable garden. Today, all this is a distant memory. More than half of the food we buy passes quickly from the refrigerator to…

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How to choose the best Extra virgin olive oil

The olive tree is one of the oldest plants in the world. Egyptians, Greeks and Romans tell stories and myths in their literature related to olive and its fruit. Although the spread of this tree in the Mediterranean can be attributed to the Greeks, the Romans perfected the manufacture and trade. In Rome, there was…

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Florence: Where beauty and culture meet the taste

Florence: the capital of art There is no place in Italy (not even in the small towns) that does not preserve traces of history, art and culinary tradition. While visiting several times the same city, or region of Italy, the feeling is that you have not yet discovered it. The beauty of traveling, basically, is…

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Interview with Betty Binon

There are “first sight” loves, who do not need to wonder how and why they were born. When I “virtually” known Betty Binon, through the wonderful posts of her Instagram profile and her blog, I was fascinated by the style, so European, sophisticated but at the same time modern. Her floral arrangements are as impeccable…

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Story of an agricultural entrepreneur

In an era when technology seems to prevail over everything, there are those who have the intelligence to look beyond. And if this vision is implemented by young people, born in beautiful but complex land like Sicily, there is a need to dwell on these life stories that, to change and improve, choose to go…

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Rome: a slice of Dolce Vita

The first rays of sunlight filter through the windows in the early hours of the morning. The sky is clear, the air is fresh and there is a relaxing silence, that which precedes the start of a day like any other, but no less special, in one of the most visited cities in the world.…

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The Sicilian sea salt

It never get old to reiterate that the key of to Italian cuisine is to always use the highest quality of ingredients. The Italian territory, while being of small size, possesses culinary treasures that constitute the nation’s oil. Only these unique products (many of which PDO and Slow Food Presidium) make inimitable one of the…

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Ingredients make (always) the difference

Cakes and sweets must be beautiful and scrumptious. But they can also be nutritious and healthy at the same time. I have put together a list of ingredients I often use in my recipes, along with some useful information. My suggestions refer to products readily available in supermarkets and/or organic food stores. Before buying, I…

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