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Posted on 07 May 2008 by

Recipe: Parmigiana di Melanzane

By Thomas Cenci

Parmigiana di Melanzane is a classic Sicilian dish which is served on most households throughout Italy.

The combination of the tomatoes with the eggplant and two cheeses makes a mouth watering recipe and is a must for all who love to cook.

– 1kg eggplant
– 4 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 bunch fresh basil leaves Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 20 October 2007 by

Pachino Tomatoes: The Pride of Sicily


Pachino Tomatoes: The Pride of Sicily

Photo Credit: Pachino by federico.ricci used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By Michelle Fabio

If you’re looking for some of the sweetest, firmest, shiniest tomatoes with a long shelf life to boot, you need the small, red, juicy variety from Pachino, Sicily.

Pachino tomatoes are rightfully famous, especially in Italy and Europe, and so treasured that a few years ago in their home country they were granted IGP status–a designation similar to the D.O.C. designation for wines, in this case certifying that at least part of the production of a product is in a particular area.
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