The food in Sicily is one of the many reasons why a lot of people continue to go back to its shores. With the various mixes of cultural influences that dates back to 3, 000 years ago, the cuisine at present is quite unique from that of mainland Italy. Many people love how the blend of different tastes makes Sicilian cuisine an extraordinary adventure in itself. As such, travelers go to the island to learn about traditional dishes as well as to satisfy their cravings for the sumptuous dishes. To prepare you visit in the Mediterranean island to discover the Sicilian gastronomy, there are many accommodations like villas for rent available online to make your stay more comfortable and cozy.
Sicilian food is not just about pasta and pizza; a gastronomic tour in Sicily will allow you to discover the wonderful delights of the place. Seasonal produce is prepared using different cooking styles in order to come up with dishes that are truly delightful. The tastes and flavors of the different dishes will make you appreciate the beauty of this Mediterranean island. There are many cooking tours available, from bustling Palermo down to fascinating Ragusa, each one will definitely make for an exciting and fulfilling holiday.
No food tour of sicily would be coplete without chasing down local cheeses. One of the best is caciocavallo ragusano which is made from an old traditional method dating back to the 1500s. It matches perfectly with a strong glass of red wine. You can learn about the process of making this cheese visiting the cheese ripening caves in the town of Ragusa.
Culinary tours in Sicily not only teach you about cooking different antipasti such as the ever-popular Arancini, or the traditional Pasta alla Norma, or the delectable Sicilian Cannoli, it also paves a way to learning about the cultures and the history of the place. While discovering the gastronomic delights around and preparing traditional dishes , you also get the opportunity to visit important places such as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento or the vineyards that now produce some of the highly regarded new wines in all of Europe.
From Palermo’s historical food market down to Noto’s spectacular Baroque beauty for a taste of almond granitas, a culinary adventure in Sicily will bring you that– an adventure, plus the satisfaction one can only find in Sicily.