This year’s celebrations in Ireland of the III Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, launched last Wednesday at the Italian Institute of Culture in Dublin, continued this evening with a lecture on Sicilian cuisine by Prof. Pietro Frassica, from Princeton University.
Prof. Frassica, a Sicilian himself, entertained a packed pavilion with a really entertaining talk of the richest if not the richest regional cuisine in Italy. This richness is the result of a myriad of influences, when you consider that in over 2,500 years Sicily was ruled by ten dominators, from the Phoenicians to the Bourbons. Interesting Prof. Frassica’s references to the theme of food which is present in most of well-known Sicilian writer from Verga to Tomasi di Lampedusa.
Some Italian Restaurants and Italian Food shops in Ireland have participated to these celebrations by offering some Italian culinary delicacies and products on certain days between the 19th and the 23rd of November 2018, namely Il Valentino, Dunne & Crescenzi, Pinocchio Restaurant, Panem, Taste of Gusto, in Dublin and Rinuccini Restaurant in Kilkenny.

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