Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

The cool, calm, quiet of the Consoli kitchen is in complete contrast to the clamour of Catania’s colourful market. We explored the market as part of our Celebrity Cruises Sicilian Gastronomic Adventure and the next part of the tour was to immerse ourselves into the flavours, cooking customs and rich history of Sicilian cuisine.

Where better to do that than in the kitchen of a family whose recipes and cooking techniques have been handed down through the generations from mother to daughter again and again. Eleanora Consoli’s kitchen.

Sicilian Produce

A Basket of Sicilian Produce ready for cooking

 

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A Food Tour – Catania Market & Pescheria, Sicily

A Food Tour – Catania Market & Pescheria, Sicily

We could hear the Pescheria, Catania’s open-air fish market before we could see it. The sound of fishmongers shouting their best price to undercut the neighbouring stalls filled the air along with laughter, banter and the smell of fresh fish and salt water. Catania’s Pescheria is an explosion of sights, sounds and smells – bustling and chaotic it’s alive with an atmosphere which instantly awakens all the senses – and the appetite!

Fish at Catania’s Pescheria

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