We met Samuele in Messina, Sicily. He works in a restaurant and loves to cook! His wife Nadia says that she cooks at home most of the time but Samuele will cook for special occasions and for special guests. He invited us into his kitchen to show us how to make some traditional Sicilian recipes and if you watch our video you'll realize that you're his special guest!
Messina is on the east coast of Sicily, a beautiful city where fishermen pull up every day with an abundance of freshly caught fish. You can eat it in a variety of different ways and Samuele decided to make 'Pesce alla ghiotta' for us, which combines swordfish with some of the fresh local ingredients. Watch him make it in the video below, we're sure you'll enjoy the flair he puts into his cooking!
This is a traditional recipe with many of the flavors of Sicily. It makes a tasty & healthy pesto sauce that's ready in less than 30 minutes and can be served with Papa Vince Busiate Pasta.
You can use any nuts in this recipe but Chef Federico likes to use walnuts for their nutritional profile. Walnuts have a higher level of both anti-oxidants and omega 3 fatty acids than any other nut and can help to lower the risk of certain diseases as well as support heart and brain health and healthy aging.
You may think that olive oil is reserved for appetizers and entrees and maybe even drinking that single shot in the morning to boost your health. Who says that Extra Virgin Olive Oil doesn't also make a delicious dessert?
You know the Italians, they put their Extra Virgin Olive Oil on everything and ice cream is no exception. Top Italian Chefs inspired this idea and it's being served at Italian coffee shops and trendy restaurants, it's a must try for all adventurous foodies, so of course we had to give it the taste test!