On the third leg of her Grand Tour, the author stops in Buccheri, Noto, Frigintini, Modica, and Scicli.
For the second stop on her grand tour, the author visits Sortino and tries their reinventions of classic Italian foods.
Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of traveling through Europe, the author begins a food trip across the island.
Every year the author joins chefs, wine-makers, and other food-lovers for a conference-- and a feast.
The author plays hostess to some of Italy's best-known cooks--and manages to surprise them with her salad.
At the Florence Wine Event, the author encounters too many wines to taste in the three days of festivities.
The author heads to Chianti to attend Vino al Vino, a yearly celebration of wine and food from all over Italy.
L'Europeo makes classic pies that are so good, diners won't have room for the main course.
A family-owned and operated grocery store has food so remarkable the owners had to open a cafe.
At a restaurant in Campania, parents, cousins, children, spouses do everything from cooking to serving.
What's a chef to do when running two restaurants and a private club is not enough? Start a clothing line.
Italy is full of gourmet groceries, so what makes Florence's 'ino so special? The made-to-order sandwich bar.
In a city that takes gelato seriously, the most promising places to sample the icy, creamy treat.
The shakerato uses a cocktail shaker to ensure the coffee is cold and refreshing--but not watery.
A restaurant near Naples offers carnivores and wine-lovers a meal to remember at a reasonable price.
A Sicilian restaurant makes muffoletti, sandwiches that are similar to their New Orleans namesakes.
Granita is Sicily's centuries-old icy delicacy, with a range of flavors from sweet and sour lemon to cappuccino.
A new restaurant association in Irpinia, Italy is committed to preserving the area's food traditions.
Every year, 100 chefs gather in an Italian seaside village to show off their most impressive dishes.
The author, a self-described "closet wine nerd," attends a wine tasting in Tuscany and a traditional Tuscan meal. She leaves with deep respect for the region and the wines' elegant expression of terroir.