Food matters

Sicily is all about food. But the native breeds, indigenous plant varieties and local traditions which make sicilian food so unique are at risk of disappearing. Here is how you can help reverse the trend.

Food matters

Sicily is all about food. But the native breeds, indigenous plant varieties and local traditions which make sicilian food so unique are at risk of disappearing. Here is how you can help reverse the trend.

Sicily is rightly famous as a gastronomic wonderland: there is little which is more culturally defining for us than food. And yet, both the biodiversity behind the raw materials and the traditional knowledge which makes our food truly unique receive so little recognition that they are at risk of disappearing. During our 2017 Journey, we visited dozens of cheesemakers, beekepers, fishermen, farmers, bakers, chefs who strive to protect unique regions and ecosystems, recover traditional processing methods, safeguard native breeds and local plant varieties”. We decided to tell their stories, make their existence known so you can pay them a visit, look for their products, help them keep our heritage alive. 

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