Sicilian Feasts was born out of the author's love for her native Sicily. Offering more than 160 recipes, menus, personal notes and even a glossery of Italian, Sicilian and English foods this gem of a cookbook transports you to Sicily. The recipes are simple, fresh and delicious. A must for every cook who aspires for authenticity.
Giovanna Bellia La Marca uses simple methods and readily available ingredients to teach the delectable cooking of Sicily. Every type of dish is presented from Arancini (deep fried rice balls stuffed with cheese) to Cassata Siciliana (ricotta filled sponge cake laced with marsala wine). There is even an entire chapter on preparing eggs the Sicilian way. And if you are adventuresome the author teaches you how to transform almond paste into beautiful and realistic marzipan fruits.