Follow Sonia's adventures as she reconnects with her roots on mount Etna, Sicily, and rediscovers the traditions of her hometown
- Sun, Nov 291PM EST | 6PM UK | 7PM Rome Live from ItalyMaccu, is a Sicilian soup and also a foodstuff that is prepared with dried and crushed fava beans and fennel as primary ingredients. Maccu is a peasant food and staple food that dates back to ancient history. The Roman people may have invented or introduced this recipe.
- Sun, Nov 22Live from Etna, SicilySonia Gambino is a wine maker and master gardener who lives at the bottom of the Etna volcano, Sicily. She graduated from the University of Gastronomical Sciences in Bra, Italy, in 2013. During this class, we'll be sipping Sicilian wine and learning about the traditions of Sicilian wine making.
- Sun, Nov 15Live from Italy w/ Virginia ParacinoBronte, Sicily, is one of the most renown towns in Italy for its traditional production of pistachios. Pistachio trees are ancient plants that take decades before making fruits. Enjoy this vegan recipe as we make fresh pasta and creamy sauce.
Etna Ingredients Kit
Purchase this kit to receive all specialty ingredients necessary to make our Etna recipes. This box is shipped straight from Sicily and includes all ingredients sourced locally and made by small producers of the area. It comes with:
Flour (1kg / 2 lb)
Ricotta Salata (250g)
Dry fava beans
Pistacchios from Bronte (200g)
Almond Sicilian Desserts
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (250ml)
Maletto Strawberry Home Made Jam
Sonia just finished producing her own wine in the same way wine used to be made decades ago: hand picking grapes, cleaning them one by one, the kids of the village still pressing the grapes with their bare feet. During this one hour class, you can ask Sonia anything you want to learn about wine, no such thing as a stupid question! Funds of this class benefit Sonia and will help her buy equipment necessary to bottle her wine.
Photos by Giacomo Bruno