Maria Carnevale's Recipes

Here you will find some of Maria Carnevale's delicious recipes based on her extensive knowledge of Sicilian cuisine. She has graciously made them available to us below:

Bianco Mangiare - Sweet Dreams in White

Bianco Mangiare - Sweet Dreams in White

This classic Sicilian dessert is made mostly from white-colored ingredients, yielding a simple but refined delicacy of Arabian origin...

Mafalda - Sicilian Classic Bread

Mafalda - Sicilian Classic Bread

Baked from durum wheat semolina, sprinkled with sesame, shaped like a spiral with a soft inside and crispy outside - this special bread is found all over Sicily...

Caponata - Sicilian Ratatouille

Caponata - Sicilian Ratatouille

Caponata is a sweet-and-sour vegetable dish served at room temperature. The aromas of the several ingredients really come into their own thanks to the soft acidity of the red wine vinegar...

Insalata Siciliana - Classic Sicilian Salad

Insalata Siciliana - Classic Sicilian Salad

Citrus meets the sea in this delicious salad - so Sicilian...!

Parmigiana di Melanzane – Sicilian eggplant parmesan

Parmigiana di Melanzane – Sicilian eggplant parmesan

Eggplants (aubergines) are an important part of Sicilian cuisine. In this dish, they are layered like the panes in a window shutter ("parma" is Latin for shield)...

Sfincione - Palermo-style Pizza

Sfincione - Palermo-style Pizza

Anyone who strolls down the streets of old town Palermo will drawn by the delicious smells coming from the many "streetfood" kitchens. If that someone happens to be you, you'll definitely be pulled in by the "Sfincione"...

Sicilian Artichoke Pizza

Sicilian Artichoke Pizza

Winter in Sicily is the season for artichokes. The harvest season is celebrated in festivals, for example. And in Cerda, there's even a large statue of an artichoke...

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Sicilian Artichoke Frittata

Sicilian Artichoke Frittata

A frittata is prepared like an omelet, but it isn't folded and looks a bit like a torte. When made with artichokes it is a very special and particular dish...

Stuffed Sardines Palermo-style

Stuffed Sardines Palermo-style

A traditional Sicilian dish made with sardines, sarde a beccafico or "sardines like little warblers" was given the name because the stuffed sardines look like these fat little birds...

Sicilian Potato Frittata

Sicilian Potato Frittata

Potatoes and Sicilian cuisine? At first glance, there isn't a strong connection between the two. But potatoes do get grown in Sicily and are used in hearty rural dishes...

Pasta Primavera – Springtime Sicilian Noodles

Pasta Primavera – Springtime Sicilian Noodles

In Sicily this recipe is prepared in spring. The reason is that in the spring there are sun-riped, extremely flavorful tomatoes available, and this dish sinks or swims based on the quality of the tomatoes used...

Noodle Soup with Tenerumi

Noodle Soup with Tenerumi

Tenerumi are the leaves and tender shoots of the long squash plant called "cucuzza", which get cooked together with tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, basil, and noodles to make a summer soup...

Holidays lettings

Are you looking for holiday lettings in Sicily but can't see the wood for the trees? We're not surprised, because the range of choices competing online is pretty confusing.

To make it simple, we present a small selection of quality holiday rentals, each one chosen for an unusual feature to make your holiday in Sicily extra special.