Cookery Course News

loveSicily Children cooking class: having fun making arancini and chocolate

loveSicily Children cooking class: having fun making arancini and chocolate

No offence to the many nice loveSicily-over 10 years old guests who made teaching fun and interesting over the years;), but my favourite classes remain those with children!
The energy, the fun and the unexpected questions, remarks and surprises are simply amazing, not to talk about their "cruel honesty" when we get to something they do not like!

Lovesicily's extra virgin olive oil tasting with olive oil "master" at Mastri di San Basilio

Lovesicily's extra virgin olive oil tasting with olive oil "master" at Mastri di San Basilio
Every season we like to update our culinary tours in the attempt to include always the best food related experiences this area of Sicily has to offer. Now, if you have been to one of our cookery lessons or are familiar with this blog, you already know about my respect for Mastri di San Basilio's work and my appreciation for their extra virgin olive oils, both Riserva and Due Sicilie. Nothing really new about that!

Spring nature's gifts: Sicilian wild herbs

Spring nature's gifts: Sicilian wild herbs

We are right in the middle of our spring culinary and cooking tours right now and I have little time to devote to the blog, but I just could not wait any longer to share with you the pictures of wild herbs which are essential ingredients in my cooking classes.

Turbanti ri Spatulidda: scabbard fish turbans with wild fennel

Turbanti ri Spatulidda: scabbard fish turbans with wild fennel
I love this fish called "spatulidda" in Sicilian, "pesce sciabola" in Italian, "scabbard fish" in English. I like it simply grilled, baked in a parcel with herbs or "in umido", but the recipe below with bread crumbs, cheese and herbs is one of my favourites. We prepared this recipe in our latest cookery courses and it proved very succefful with guests too. It is simple but requires top quality ingredients, especially good extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish and herbs and great tomatoes. It is also very versitile and can be adapted to other kinds of fish.

Via Ritiro N.7 Progress

Our long-term project of giving loveSicily a permanent location for our cookery courses has taken a huge step forward last week.

After a long 10 months that the house was covered in scaffolding most of it is now off. While there is still some way to go this was undoubtetly a symbolic moment. We chose an ash brown colour for the outside walls that fits with the character of the house and the historical centre of Modica. It is also, we think, a perfect match to the brass pipes and air passages.

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