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Antiquarian Italian Cookery Books

Antiquarian Italian Cookery Books

I fell in love with a blog called On Food and Hostory published by Lynn Nelson, owner of Kitchen Garden Books & Antiques in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.
I love and share her passion for old books and food related books and enjoy every single post.

Sicilian Gelato on the Financial Times: Mary Taylor Simeti's article

Sicilian Gelato on the Financial Times: Mary Taylor Simeti's article

The Financial Times "loves Sicily" again publishing a wonderful article on ice-cream entitled "The grandfathers of gelato" and written by Sicilian food historian Mary Taylor Simeti.

Today in 1943, Allied troops landed in Sicily, code name: Operation Husky.

Today in 1943, Allied troops landed in Sicily, code name: Operation Husky.

Today in 1943, naval gunfire helped Allied troops to land in Sicily. The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis (Italy and Nazi Germany). It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. It launched the Italian Campaign.

Did you know a Sicilian guy created the first café in Paris in 1686, the famous Café Procope?

Did you know a Sicilian guy created the first café in Paris in 1686, the famous Café Procope?

I recently realized that many people in Sicily and abroad do not know that Sicilian born Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli is undoubtedly one of the most influential individuals in the history of gelato and the founder of the oldest café in Paris(1686): "Le Procope".

Procopio perfected a machine invented by his grandfather Francesco, a fisherman who dedicated his free time to the creation of an ice-making machine able to produce top quality gelato.

San Giovanni in Sicily

San Giovanni in Sicily

Today we celebrate San Giovanni, Saint John day, with processions taking palce in many towns around Sicily.
Just in the Province of Ragusa, where our cookery school is based, there are 4 processions, one in Ragusa, one in Monterosso Almo and in Pozzallo.

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