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The People & Food of San Vito Lo Capo – Laboratorio Dolci Peralta

August 8, 2012

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“It all started with la graffa, a Sicilian fluffy donut jam-packed with sweetened ricotta and dusted with sugar. When I was 11 years old, my parents sent me to apprentice with a barber. I spent my weekly earnings on movie tickets and graffe. With a sugar addiction and empty pockets, it was apparent that I was […]

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Caldo freddo – Sicilian Ice Cream Sundae

June 28, 2012

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It’s hot as #@! in Rome. All I can think about is my recent escape to San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily. Home to crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and stunning mountains, it is the birthplace of the caldo freddo (hot cold) dessert. Caldo freddo is an extravaganza of sponge cake soaked in liquor, gelato (italian ice cream) […]

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