Holy Cannoli! Sicilian Taste Treats

One thing nearly all visitors to Sicily come away raving about is the food. The Best of Sicily tour I’m on now has been a parade of delightful meals. Each day, we enjoy seasonal and local taste treats.

Rick Steves with big fish on plate

This is the biggest fish I’ve ever pretended to eat. With 28 at our table, there was nothing left of this guy in moments.

food truck

Food trucks are trendy where I live. And back home, this Sicilian “food truck” would be a huge hit.

Rick Steves with sommelier and guide

In the off-season, our wonderful tour guide, Alfio, explores Sicily in search of artisan families with a long and established tradition of quality who are happy to welcome our groups and be part of our road trip education. Here, on the slopes of Mount Etna, at the delightful Benanti Viticoltori family winery, we enjoyed meeting the brothers who run the place, touring their vineyard, and savoring the fruit of the Sicilian vine.

Cannoli kitchen

Modica is famous all over Italy for its uniquely tasty and fun-to-eat chocolate. Touring the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto in Modica, we made sure we got our samples…and they made sure we left none of our hair.

Cannoli class with Maria Grammatico

Now we know why they say, “holy cannoli.” For some reason, cannoli taste best in their homeland…Sicily.



This is Day 14 of my “100 Days in Europe” series. As I travel with Rick Steves’ Europe Tours, research my guidebooks, and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences in Italy, Portugal, France, Ireland, England, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and more. Thanks for joining me here on my blog and via Facebook.