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vince l.

VinceLipari's Oct.'2011 Dinner


New York, NY

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August 24, 2010

Please tell us if you have ever been to Sicily and why you are interested in joining this group.

Yes I have been to Sicily a number of times. I was born there and still have relatives there. I love my culture and want to share it with fellow Sicilians.

Do you speak Italian and/or Sicilian? If so, what level?

I speak the Sicilian dialect. I was born in Alcamo. I have forgotten a lot of it over the years but I guess I am still at the intermediate level.

Send us your favorite memory, story or thought about Sicily please.

I was three years old when I left Sicily. It took me many years to return. But when I did I suddenly broke down in tears,upon seeing from the plane,the mountains along the airport at Punta Raisa. That's when I realized what it all meant to me.

What would you like to learn most about Sicily and its food? What are your interests?

I never realized the diversity of Sicilian food especially the Arab influence in the West. I never realized couscous was a main staple there. I want to explore foods that I did not grow up with.

Have you tasted the food & wine of Sicily? What do you know about it?

My relatives are in the wine business in Alcamo. They contribute the white grapes that go to make Bianco Alcamo and others. I know that Sicily in the last 15 years or so has become quite a respected wine region.


Hi, I was born in Sicily and came over to the U.S. when I was three. I still speak the Sicilian dialect. I want to maintain my Sicilian roots and traditions and hope to someday spend more of my time back in my homeland.

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