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Let’s Make “Maccarruna”!

Let’s Make “Maccarruna”!

In the old days, let’s say until the 50s or even the 60s, my mother tells me that they made their own fresh pasta at home every day. Quite a job, I should say! But in the past being a “matri ri famigghia” (mother of the family) or as we say now, a homemaker, was […]

A Sicilian female trinity

A Sicilian female trinity

The cult of the Patron Saint was developed by the early church which used the established pagan desire for multiple gods to lead people towards the Roman Catholic  religion. Reinforced by the Spanish domination of eighteenth century Sicily, the Italian peninsular still finds itself celebrating endless saintly patrons during the year, a tradition also widely […]

A humble Sicilian olive harvest

A humble Sicilian olive harvest

There is something humbling about participating in a traditional olive harvest. Every couple of years I get to help out my husband and his family gather olives to make oil for our own family. Everyone loves the taste of good high quality oil and simply refuse to do without it. The harvest is only a […]

The Sicilian Family Dinner

The Sicilian Family Dinner

The family is the bedrock of Sicilian society. The father makes certain that out on the street his family is respected and admired. In the home the mother, and often the grandmother, guide the friendships and relationships of the children and make sure they do well at school. The mothers and the grandmothers however are […]

Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers

Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers

Sunday 3rd September – Friday 27th October 2017 Alessandro Librio “Palermo in Palermo, The Sound of Rivers” In the heart of Palermo historical city centre, within the Arab-Norman Unesco’s path, one of the biggest installations ever created. A sound  route covering over 2900 m, 728.296 m² the area supposed to be closed to traffic for […]

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