What has prompted this confession, is my reflection on how I tell the story of our recent holiday. When I say we visited Sicily, it makes it sound like we saw the whole island…but how could we? – We only visited for one week. In reality we visited one town, and had two side visits to two other towns – Erice and Marsala.
However, I am now totally infatuated by Sicily. I fell in love with Sicily! That is, if what I did see, feel and taste represented all of Sicily, then, I love all of Sicily.
So many people had told us about Sicily. So many tales of good food and great people.
When we decided this would be a great opportunity to finish our holiday with a week in Sicily, Tez started the “google search” and decided on Trapani. A town on located in the upper North West corner of the island. La Gancia was the hotel we booked into and it was right on the coast….a small roadway between the front door and the sand - can’t get much closer than that!
As I sit here trying to think of clever and engaging words to entice you into our Sicilian adventure, I am a bit stuck. Do I talk about the food (restaurants), the geography, the food, the weather, the food, the shopping or the food? Yep it was the food….now this is where I run the risk of getting myself into trouble by offending someone – OH. MY. GOODNESS. How good is Sicilian food??
As we had learnt from Plough Creek cooking classes with our friends Lloyd and Alfie, Capanato is a very traditional dish to eat in Sicily. So we ordered it at least once every day. And what we also learnt from Alfie and Lloyd was that no two dishes/recipes were the same – yes, they were so correct!
But the best thing in Sicily? Without a doubt it was acceptable to eat gelato and brioche for breakfast….YEAH. Start the day with ice-cream and cake, is alright by me!
Can’t wait for an opportunity to pass that way again, one day…