FOOD CULTURE

November 14, 2018

Figs, native to Asia and the Middle East, thrive in Mediterranean climates, including Southern Italy  here fig trees are common along streets and corners. With a short peak season during the end of summer into fall, they are a classic Italian fruit that add a luscious...

August 13, 2014

During my recent lecture at the Italian American Museum, I prepared four crostini to give my guests a Taste of Sicily! For those who couldn't make it (or for those who were able to snack on them), here are my easy recipes so you can make them at home! 

Crostini Alla Nor...

Late summer and fall brings us one of the most ancient and gorgeous fruits: ficus carica, also known as the fig. For me the fig is a symbolically poetic fruit, from its ability to perish so quickly, to its succulent and colorful appearance. As a child my father and unc...

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