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April 9, 2013

Cilda – My favorite place to buy wine in Catania

Cilda – My favorite place to buy wine in Catania

There are a lot of options when it comes to buying wine in Sicily.  Especially for those with access to Sigonella.  For a while I bought my wine at the NEX because I figured it was the best price and it was already in dollars.  My local friend Mario showed me a new option that […]

February 11, 2013

Gross Items @ Sicilian Grocery Store

Gross Items @ Sicilian Grocery Store

The Sicilians don’t let anything go to waste.  This includes cows… in their entirety 🙂  .  Any recipes out there for the below?  Brains alla spaghetti? mmmmm…

August 22, 2012

Ethnic Section @ Sicilian Grocery Store

Ethnic Section @ Sicilian Grocery Store

The Italians are a very proud bunch!  So much so that probably around 99% of the restaurants that you find here are Italian/Sicilian.  Im not kidding about the 99% 😐   Luckily I have honed my kitchen skills when it comes to Mexican/Greek/Chinese/Thai and the like to get our worldly mix.  Having access to the commissary […]

July 22, 2012

What do you do with this fish?

What do you do with this fish?

I know that the Sicilians like to use everything…. and I mean everything.  I see many different things at the grocery store that baffle me.  This fish is an example.  I have caught big rays in San Diego bay when I used to fish there, but I would never keep them.  These little rays at […]