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La granita Aeolian islands,Curiosity


La granita The Aeolian islands are the reign of Eolus, the god of the wind, that wind that in course of millennia accompanied different populations far from their mother earth towards those islands so harsh and wild, but at the same time, so beautiful and pure. The conqueror populations, guests, and sometimes discoverers, each of them contributed to the creation of a complex puzzle, today making part of the vast traditional Sicilian cooking. A relevant example of this mix of flavours and traditions created one of the milestones of the Sicilian confectionary, its majesty the granita, an uncontested protagonist of…

The Aeolian Characteristic Products Aeolian islands


The Aeolian Characteristic Products The Aeolian Isles are well-known for their good typical products, making the Aeolian cooking one of the most peculiar and variegated cooking of the national culinary panorama. It is about a cooking full of opposing flavours. The history of the Aeolian Islands is the following of different cultures which mixing and unifying, left a rich culinary heritage, different flavours , which wisely bound, give us unique and peculiar tastes. Each recipe is based upon the use of herbs which, thanks to a masterly use, make the dishes full of flavour and unexpected sensations. The Aeolian Capers…

Malvasia – The vine of the volcanoes Aeolian islands


Malvasia – The vine of the volcanoes “The wine of the volcanoes” (called so by Guy de Maupassant in his work “ Vita errante” , “The Wandering Life”, who was fascinated by its incredible flavours) was defined as the syrup of dense and sweetened sulphur which permeate all the palate (“devil’s vine”). The name comes from a Christian legend dating back to the Muslim domination. According to this legend, a farmer who carried an amphora of Muscat vine, met a government, and prayed God so that it got changed into the mallow (malva) vine. He exclaimed: “Malva sia”. The wine…