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San Gandolfo Festival
The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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The Most Holy Crucifix
Starts May 1st
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La Sagra delle Nocciole (The Hazelnut Festival)
Always in August usually after the 15th, a moveable date

Lo Sfoglio
Late August

Santa Lucia
December 13


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Summer in Polizzi: Ricotta and mint frittata

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 29 Oct 2018


  Summer eating at U Bagghiu   During the summer in the back garden of Santina and Andrea’s restaurant, U Bagghiu (down Polizzi’s via Gagliardo) there are trees laden with pears and apples and tables sit under the shade of a wisteria vine and fruit trees. 

And to eat in the garden at U Bagghiu is for warm summer days .

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The Italian General and the enduring currant biscuit

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 19 Mar 2018



A few weeks ago I came across (for the first time) a delicious looking biscuit named after the heroic and dashing ‘leader of the Italian movement for national liberation’, Giuseppe Garibaldi. 

My curiosity was stirred.


The Italian hero and his English biscuit Garibaldi, who fought to unify Italy under the one monarch, Vittorio Emanuel II in 1861 (when he and his 'Redshirts' freed Sicily and Naples from the rule of the Bourbons in 1860) not only has street after street (plus lots more) named in his honour all the way down the peninsula from Venice to Palermo but he was so popular in England by 1861 that the English made a biscuit bearing his name.

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Two fruits enjoyed this Sicilian spring

Posted by Suzanne on 07 Aug 2017


  A blond orange and the little nespola (loquat) I enjoyed the two fruits in the Madonie mountains this spring. the sweet blond orange of Scillato (arancia bionda) and the little nespola (loquat).

The blond orange is a sweet and juicy orange grown at the bottom of the Madonie Mountains near the tiny village of Scillato, about 20 minutes down the mountain road from Polizzi.

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Artichokes: steamed, baked and fried

Posted by Suzanne on 09 Jun 2017


The artichokes I ate this spring when in Rome, Palermo and Polizzi Generosa were so good. The earthy flavour of this humble vegetable is simply delicious and the heart so tender.

There are serious artichoke eaters though, who like to squeeze and pull the leaves hard between their teeth to get every last bit.

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