David Rocco's Sicilian Food Tour this Saturday
To put it simply: I want David Rocco's life. His latest Italian adventure is a vacation through Sicily with his wife, Nina, and any food person will be mesmerized by their itinerary. No travel agent could dream up a food tour like this one. At least we can live vicariously through the Roccos: An all-new episode of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita chronicles their delicious trip through the region, this weekend.
Tomorrow at 1:30pm/12:30c, David and Nina’s Sicilian vacation kicks off with a visit to friends who own an agriturismo, an Italian farm property that doubles as a hotel. Theirs produces olive oil, so the Roccos get to enjoy a private olive oil tasting. Then they explore the countryside on horseback and take part in a traditional garlic harvest. David cooks up some fresh and simple dishes that are characteristic of this Southern region, like Pasta alla Trapanese, shown above.
Later this month, the Roccos will visit Palermo, Sicily's largest city, which is famous for its sprawling outdoor markets. David fires up the grill and throws a party with the locals right in the market piazza.
Fun fact: Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. Naturally, later on in the trip, David and Nina hit its gorgeous beaches. They spend a relaxing weekend in the resort town of San Vito Lo Capo, cooking favorite seaside dishes and beach-hopping by boat. It's no wonder the show is called Dolce Vita.
Catch David Rocco’s Sicilian Vacation tomorrow afternoon at 1:30pm/12:30c.
Traditionally, the main meal in Italy is a lengthy affair, composed of a number of small courses. Dishes typically are relatively simple, with seasonal and fresh ingredients.