Love and passion for food have always been part of my family culture and I am happy that my daughter has fully embraced this passion and discovered already the fun that food can offer.
To me, eating Nonna Elvira's food was always fun and a good lesson at the same time, but I also used to spend lots of time "playing" in the kitchen with her and my mom, and loved every minute of it.
My childhood memories of August are all about almonds and carobs.
My grandmother, my dad's mother, was the daughter of a farmer, Massa Titta, who owned land in the countryside outside the town of Ispica.
When he died the land was divided among his children and my grandmother became the owner of an almond grove where there were also a few huge carob trees.
Every year, the whole family was asked to go to San F/Pantinu (this was the name of the area where the land was) to help collecting almonds.
As LoveSicily we do not offer a specific family tracing service for those who want to trace their families back to Sicily, however, over the years we have helped a few people and have answered several requests. In this post we just want to list a few points that might be of help if you want to start looking for your roots in Sicily.