What Italians do for Carnival

The Chiacchiere, of course! In Ireland you have just celebrated Pancake Tuesday. In Italy… well, we go big with Carnival! From last Thursday to yesterday in Italy everyday was a “Fat Day”. Fat Thursday, Fat Friday and so on… until the Fat Tuesday, or Martedi Grasso or Mardi Gras, like the French say. Traditionally, these […]

Sicilian pistachio cookies

Pistachio cookies, aka paste al pistacchio, are a quick traditional Sicilian treat for those who have a sweet tooth. Together with almond biscuits they are the typical sweet biscuits of eastern Sicily (pistachio nuts and almonds grow particularly well on the land near to the Mt Etna volcano, where the soil is enriched with lava). […]