• jordanfrosolone

Il Libro della Cucina Siciliana (SICILIA)


On a trip to Sicily in 2009, after a short nap upon arriving in Palermo, I woke up and immediately went on a walk down via Roma to the Mondadori book store across the street from La Vucciria market to buy a copy of Giuseppe Coria's Profumi di Sicilia.

Profumi di Sicilia was first published in 1981 and has been a seminal guide to Sicilian cooking traditions ever since.



Above: La Vucciria by Renato Guttuso


The book is written in Sicilian and translated into Italian. I have never seen a version with an English translation. With that said it is still a beautiful book and one of my favorites in my cookbook collection.


Here is a link to find a copy of the book in the United States

https://www.abebooks.com/9788886803007/Profumi-Sicilia-libro-cucina-siciliana-8886803001/plp


My Italian is far from great and my understanding of the Sicilian dialect is less, but with that said I still have enjoyed Coria's encyclopedia of Sicilian cooking immensely. The book has hundreds of recipes and fun stories with folklore to go along with them.

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All