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SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

SICILIAN RESTAURANT REVIVES THE ICONIC STOCKPOT

Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita Enzo Oliveri: “Pure London spirit” LONDON, 21 March 2017 – Traditional English breakfast alongside authentic Sicilian granita, brioche and blood orange juice; Italian restaurant “TastingSicily Enzo’s Kitchen” in Piccadilly has a new menu offering two popular meals side by side and revives the iconic “Stockpot” brand at the […]

Journey to a Sicilian Opera

Journey to a Sicilian Opera

It’s a snowy Saturday afternoon in Rockford, Illinois. My grandfather, Ignazio, is all but pressing his ear against the Zenith radio to hear the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of La Boheme, starring Bidú Sayao and Ferruccio Tagliavini. He pleads with me to sit with him and listen to the music of his country, which he deeply […]

From Sicily to the World: Sicilian Roots Music

From Sicily to the World: Sicilian Roots Music

Sicily, once the Mediterranean’s powerhouse of culture and industry  for millennia, is now  again rightly being recognized throughout the world for its achievements in such fields as literature, art,  cuisine, agriculture and commerce.  If folk singer Michela Musolino has her way, the world will get to know Sicilian folk music, too. Musolino, the Sicilian-American singer, […]

Gordon’s Alive: Pryse Lockhart in Sicily

Gordon’s Alive: Pryse Lockhart in Sicily

It is amazing how research into one subject leads down some quite unexpected alternative avenues. We are currently in the process of writing up our journey in the footsteps of Lord Byron and his doctor, John Polidori, with a view to it becoming a book, and in the process have uncovered the fascinating figure of […]

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

Times of Sicily Mag Hot off the Press

After 5 years of an increasing and continuing online presence, the Times of Sicily is now proud to say that it is launching its first paper magazine.  It is hoped that Edition 0 2016/17 will be the first of our annual releases, representing a variety of content, from the fields of art, ancestry, current affairs, […]

The Sicilians: Installment 3

The Sicilians: Installment 3

Those of you who follow the Times of Sicily regularly will know we have accepted Mark Spano’s memoir The Sicilians for serialization within these pages. Mark Spano is a writer, filmmaker and regular contributor to the Times of Sicily. At this time, we are pleased to offer the third installment, and we invite our readers […]

Dancing Sicilians, Dancing Satyrs

Dancing Sicilians, Dancing Satyrs

The ballroom scene in Luchino Visconti’s 1963 film version of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) is a very grand piece of cinema. It is extravagantly costumed in yards and yards of silk and satin and velvet with a sparkling splash of jewels. Nino Rota’s waltzes whirl around the ballroom showing off […]

Great Scot: The Sicilian Life of Michael Scot

Great Scot: The Sicilian Life of Michael Scot

Remembered today, if remembered at all, as a wizard or magician, Michael Scot was in fact a medieval scholar of the highest order. Both Fife and the Borders in Scotland have a claim to be his birthplace and both have legends that attribute to him the kind of powers of which any wizard would be […]

How to have an authentic experience in Sicily

How to have an authentic experience in Sicily

When people come to Sicily for a holiday they seldom venture out of the major cities and tourist towns which is an unfortunate as visitors really only get to see a tiny part of the island. The main tourist sites are important but the authentic face of the island really only comes out in the […]

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