Did you know that I’ve been publishing a weekly newsletter for thirteen years? Wow! Can’t believe the Friday Four has been around that long. Four things, a Healthy Recipe, a Wine Pairing under $20, a kitchen tip and something to get creative with – thats what gets delivered to inboxes all over the world every Friday!

I’m sharing this because that’s where my week of Celebrating Sicily is today – on the Friday Four! https://tasteandsavor.com/2020/03/27/friday-four-sicilian-broccoli-olive-pasta-032720/

This week’s yummy pasta reminds me of SO many delicious Sicilian meals I’ve enjoyed during travels through the largest island in the Mediterranean. Sicilians love veggies of all kinds, and with the beautiful climate, they grow and eat a wide variety of vegetables from artichokes to black-eyed peas. Yes, here in the South they are one of our favorites, but in Sicily, too! Remember Sicily is just 100 or so miles from Tunisia, the Northernmost country in Africa, where black-eyed peas originated, The veggie pasta above is probably the most famous, its Pasta all Norma – made with eggplant. Above is a photo from a fun small trattoria I love. Note the wooden board that the pasta is served on – and the small portion size. This is about how much you will get as a first course, pasta or rice is always served as a separate course!

From the Salt Flats in Trapani on the West Coast of the Island you can practically see the coastline of Tunisia!

Make sure and check out the other four days of recipes and yummy wine suggestions as well as the Facebook Lives from Celebrating Sicily this week!

The wine featured in this week’s Friday Four:

Cortese ‘Nostru’ Cataratto Lucido Terre Siciliane
About $15

This well priced and super quality white wine is 100% organic Cattaratto grapes, straw colored and delicious with veggie pastas like this one and light fish dishes. You’ll love the peach, herb and minerally aromas, and the zingy acidity and flavors of peaches, apples and citrus.The  Nostru line of wines are “lively and cheerful” and feature symbols of Sicily, taking traditional  Sicilian Majolica ceramics for their inspiration. 

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