The deep blue sea glistens in vast pools, the wind turns the sails of the old windmills and the sun is dazzling in the white piles of salt… We are in Sicily
Rediscover the ancient grains of Sicily. The ancient grains are the wheats cultivated before the green revolution, when crops were grown from pure seeds and weren’t genetically modified. This method was maintained by a number of Sicilian producers in order to preserve the precious ancient wheat that grows up to 2.2 meters and has a low gluten content.
Forgotten aromas are brought back to life by the natural stone mills and rare expertise in the art of milling that preserves the high quality of the flours produced.
Combined with the highest quality cherry tomatoes from the south of Sicily, where the superior exposition to the sun, the salty groundwater and the unique properties of the soil give them a distinctive flavour.
With the addition of black olives, which have an anti-oxidising effect, and capers from Pantelleria, the blustery island where the love of nature has preserved the organoleptic qualities of their food, produced without preservatives, colorants or chemical additives.
Sicilian born and bred, from the age of 13 the desire to learn from the best lead him to visit the kitchens of Palermo’s most renowned restaurants. After graduating from high school, he began a long journey around the “bel paese”, working at prestigious hotels and restaurants. On his return to Sicily he worked in a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars. In March 2005 he began teaching his art and advanced his own learning by working with Italy’s greatest master chefs and sweet chefs. In 2014 he became a member of the Italian national cooking team and started appearing regularly on the Rai 2 cookery program “Detto Fatto”.
ACCADEMIA DEL GUSTO (Ascom Bergamo)