A spectacular journey focusing on the food and wine of Sicily, based on traditional recipes. Members of the Planeta family take us through the five main regions of Sicily, telling us about their family history, their high-quality wine business, and Sicilian culture.
A journey told through 100 recipes, ranging from the cozy kitchen of Casa Pianeta to urban cuisine, from aristocratic banquets to folk cuisine, from traditional noble recipes to the home-cooking of the countryside. A collection of family recipes enhanced by the great classics of the Sicilian tradition. Each recipe becomes an excuse to explore the ingredients and the dishes, and tell stories about Sicilian life, people and places. A book that tells the story of an island, Sicily, that rare and sumptuous crossroads of flavors and perfumes. A unique blend of traditions that has preserved lasting traces of all the peoples who have settled on the island over the centuries: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards and Jews. Each section describes a part of the island, its wines, its food traditions, its cuisine and finest products. Every recipe is enhanced by a section explaining which wines go best with the dish, and going into depth about local products.
Finally, the book contains family anecdotes and short stories as well as technical advice on the wines which best accompany Sicilian food.