Step into the workshop of Coppersmith, Cesare Mazzetti. This third generation Italian artisan is still creating beautiful copper pieces at his anvil, working well into his 80's. His copper pots are especially great for cooking risotto, fish, and pastries. Visit him in person on our tours to Italy.
One of the most important holy days in Italy, La Festa di San Giuseppe, (St. Joseph's Day), celebrates the arrival of spring and Father's Day. Try our recipes for Sicilian sfingi, spaghetti con le briciole, and the decorative bread, pane di San Giuseppe and get a perspective on the holiday from a few locals in Italy.
Chef Angela Cicala bakes focaccia in Montepulciano, Tuscany. This light and fluffy focaccia with a crispy, salty crust borders on a savory cake, and is perfect to dip in a good quality extra virgin olive oil.
A traditional, savory, Easter bread from Naples filled with cured meats and cheese.
Catch a glimpse of what our guests experience on our Sicilian tour. We visit Palermo, harvest salt in Marsala, dine at a Michelin Star restaurant in Ragusa, fish with locals in the Egadi Islands, make pasta with Chef Joe Cicala's family in Messina province, visit wineries on Mt. Etna and more!
OVEN IS BACK
In 2014 Joe Cicala traveled to Napoli to buy a Gianni Acunto wood-fired oven. When he and his wife Angela left the restaurant in 2017 they thought they would never see their oven again. But thanks to restaurant owners David Feola and Scott Calhoun of Ember and Ash, their beloved oven comes home to their new restaurant in the Divine Lorraine.