Welcome to Sicilian Cooking Plus!



Welcome and thanks for visiting Sicilian Cooking Plus.  

We are pleased to offer you this collection of Sicilian recipes and to give you some information about the Island ’s cooking, along with Sicilian tradictions, history and legends. We will present aspects of our Sicilian way of life so that the Sicilians and the Sicilian-American heritage can be better understood and assessed. 

My name is Vincent Ciaramitaro, formally the operator with my brother Paul of Joe’s of Avenue U, the Focacceria Palermitana in Brooklyn, our family business.  

I retired in 2003 and a few years ago, encouraged by my wife Terry and my nephews and nieces, I assembled this collection of Sicilian recipes mostly practiced in my almost fifty years working and running the focacceria.  

My nephew and webmaster Dimitrij Greco suggested publishing my notes on the internet, and siciliancookingplus.com was successfully lunched.  

The recipes are grouped in: 

Appetizers Delicacies Pasta Introduction Rice Meat, Seafood Vegetables,

Salads, Sauces and Condiments, Sicilian Desserts, Sicilian Wines & Drinks.

There you will find an overview of each category and the respective recipes. 

I have also added a section dedicated to the other Italian regions' culinary traditions, including some recipes 

A final note: if you would like to publish a recipe or have information or a story of Sicily  or your Italian region you would like to share please contact me. I will be glad to publish it on siciliancookingplus.com and give you credit for providing the material.