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The Story of Maria Grammatico, from Poverty to Sicilian Pastry Icon

Our contributor shares the inspiring story of Maria Grammatico, the owner of a legendary Sicilian pasticceria.

April 5, 2024

How to Make Mini Cannoli

These “bambini-size” cannoli made with sheep’s milk ricotta and colorful garnishes are a great treat to make for kids or when entertaining a crowd.

April 3, 2024

When the Heart Wants Cannoli

Our contributor's passion for Italian sweets takes her to a church that houses a once-secret pastry shop with legendary cannoli.

January 3, 2024

Chickpea Soup With Tuma Cheese

A chickpea soup from Sicily that's creamy and rich, with Tuma cheese added for texture and flavor, excerpted from the new cookbook, The Food of Sicily.

October 30, 2023

Sicilian Meatloaf is a Comfort Food Classic

Sicilian Meatloaf, known as polpettone in Sicily, features a range of ingredients that depends on who's cooking it. This version, from the new book The Food of Sicily, features ham, provolone, greens, and hard-boiled eggs. Here's how to make it.

October 24, 2023

How Tony Park Created a Food Empire in America

A Korean from Sicily, Tony Park has built QB Hospitality into a group with eight food establishments in New York City. It is about to open many more.

September 26, 2023

Is Philip Guardione NYC’s Most Underrated Chef-Restaurateur?

The owner of the successful Piccola Cucina Group restaurants has turned his Sicilian work ethic into a growing empire.

July 26, 2023

To the Mountaintop in Sicily for Cannoli (and how to make them at home)

Appetito's resident baker and Italian travel enthusiast, Bilena Settepani, went with her father to the top of a mountain in Sicily for legendary cannoli. She tells the story and shares the recipe that her family uses back at home.

July 13, 2023