I have always believed in dreaming and making dreams come true.
Each time I come down with one of my tour groups, my friends share more and more of their secrets with me and I can then pass them on to my friends. A never ending learning process.
Yesterday we spent the day with Gabriella Becchina and her family at their family estate, and did a cooking class with her dad on his version of cuscus and then a fabulous cookie with her aunt.
|Gianfranco showing us how to clean and prepare the fish for his cuscus.|
|learning to make extruded cookies with Zia Enza|
|they looked so delicate and were as light as air|
The cookies were made using olive oil instead of butter, which is a fabulous trick I have learned in Italy, butter is used more north of Florence but EVO is easily substituted for butter in any recipe.
|Zagara blossoms and fruit|
|ancient wild olive tree on the Becchina Estate|
|collection at the Molini dei Ponte in Castelvetrano|
|Filippo Drago- Molini del Ponte|