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Welcome to the treasures and people of Polizzi Generosa by Carmela D'Amore

Welcome to the treasures and people of Polizzi Generosa by Carmela D'Amore

Food is the primal focus for Sicilians you can hear their questions, early in the morning, while they are having an espresso, `what are we going to eat today'?On my last visit on my annual tour to Sicily this year was inspiring, meeting the people of Polizzi Generosa, I met a hospitality that was heart felt and touched my inner Sicilian heart.

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Sarde a beccafico by Carmela D'Amore

Sarde a beccafico by Carmela D'Amore

Stories from the past create a curiosity while cooking this delicious meal that is from the year 1805 today in 2018 we are cooking a meal that Kings and Queens would eat!

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Sweet little bows of Crostoli  by Carmela D'Amore

Sweet little bows of Crostoli by Carmela D'Amore

I used to sit as a little girl and watch my mamma Sarina make these little sweet bows of crostoli, and savour every bite. Even today I still remember the moments with her, and continue to share them with loved ones.

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​Sfingi Recipe – Sicilian donuts by Carmela D'Amore

​Sfingi Recipe – Sicilian donuts by Carmela D'Amore

We all love donuts! My favourite ones are those that remind me of my mamma Sarina and nonna Carmela, they only thing that I have added to this recipe is the cinnamon and sultanas during the decades I have spent many times in Sicily and found that many other provinces added ingredients from different cultures. The cinnamon and sultanas in this recipe are the Arab influence.

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Pasta frolla pastry (sweet shortbread pastry) by Carmela D'Amore

Pasta frolla pastry (sweet shortbread pastry) by Carmela D'Amore

Pasta frolla is my favourite shortbread to make cakes, my ricotta muffins, ricotta cake, and more.. it is so simple and easy you can even keep it in the fridge for a few days and it keep.. over this Christmas time you can even make it and do a ricotta cake in the morning of christmas..

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Summer Fig Recipe by Carmela D'Amore

Summer Fig Recipe by Carmela D'Amore

Summer is full of fun and so should it be with desserts and food that is delicous and in season my simple fig recipe is full of flavour and sapore.

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Nonna's Polpetti di Sardi by Carmela D'Amore

Nonna's Polpetti di Sardi by Carmela D'Amore

Starting my apprenticeship in life with the love for Sicilian food is a great benchmark in cooking. Did you know the nutritional facts on sardines? Want recipes that are centuries old with the benefits of great health?

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My mother Sarina's BBQ swordfish - by Carmela D'Amore

My mother Sarina's BBQ swordfish - by Carmela D'Amore

This simple dish reminds me of my mother Sarina and her father.

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My father's Spaghetti with cozzie- Mussels by Carmela D'Amore

My father's Spaghetti with cozzie- Mussels by Carmela D'Amore

The smell of fresh mussels brings me back to my early childhood walks with my father at Black Rock.

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Carmela's Pasta Alla Norma

Carmela's Pasta Alla Norma

This is a favourite of mine, I love it any time of the year, especially if I am in a hurry or have unexpected guests, everyone will be happy around your table enjoying this delicious meal. Enjoy it with a nice chianti or Sangiovese these two are table wines that are not heavy.

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