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Roslyn Heights, NY
Hometown: Brooklyn, NU

Member since:

July 25, 2012


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

I have not been to Sicily. When travelling through Italy, I only had time for the 'first timer' spots and spent some time in Rome with a friend who is a Vatican Monsignor. I am hoping to return to Italy next year and include the ancestral locales.

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

I speak a bit of Sicilian. Ironically, when travelling through non-Sicily Italy many Italians couldn't understand me and continually said "Ma Che dice?".

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

only my grandmother really.

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

I would like to learn the history of Sicily (I've only cusorily read about it). I would love to taste some of the foods my grandmother cooked again. I'd like to learn how to make really good Struffoli.

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

I am not familiar with the wines of Sicily, but grew up with Sicilian food as my grandmother prepared the meals for my family for many years. I enjoy the use of peas, small fish and spices to present delicious inexpensive meals.


Hi. I am of Italian descent (part Sicilian). I am interested in making new friends while sharing my love of food and travel. I live on Long Island but enjoy Manhattan. I travel the tri state area for meetups and further for weekend & longer getaways.

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