The Chiacchiere, of course! In Ireland you have just celebrated Pancake Tuesday. In Italy… well, we go big with Carnival! From last Thursday to yesterday in Italy everyday was a “Fat Day”. Fat Thursday, Fat Friday and so on… until the Fat Tuesday, or Martedi Grasso or Mardi Gras, like the French say. Traditionally, these […]
Pistachio cookies, aka paste al pistacchio, are a quick traditional Sicilian treat for those who have a sweet tooth. Together with almond biscuits they are the typical sweet biscuits of eastern Sicily (pistachio nuts and almonds grow particularly well on the land near to the Mt Etna volcano, where the soil is enriched with lava). […]
Many people think that Halloween is a holiday exclusive to countries with celtic roots. The Irish know that it originates from the gaelic Samhain Festival. But actually, almost every culture has some sort of rite to dispel the fears that come with the darkest time of the year.