Cookbook Giveaway – Sicily by Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi

Sicily: Recipes from an Italian Island by Katie Caldesi and Giancarlo Caldesi is a visual feast of Sicily’s rich history with absolutely stunning photographs as vibrant and fresh as the food itself. Sicilian food has Italian as well as Greek, Spanish, French, and Arab influences. The beautiful people of Sicily, the artisans and landscape are wonderfully portrayed in this title. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US only.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on May 1st, 2017


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  • Redheadedcook  on  March 29, 2017

    Sicilian chips

  • jrdalal  on  March 29, 2017

    Chickpea Fritters….It is a common Indian street food and I want to see the difference.

  • hillsboroks  on  March 29, 2017

    The Melon, Orange and Walnut salad sounds wonderful.

  • jr0717  on  March 29, 2017

    The Sauteed Mussels in garlic and white wine would have to be my first choice!

  • sgump  on  March 29, 2017

    Sweet & sour pumpkin looks simple and delicious.

  • rchesser  on  March 29, 2017

    Ravioli stuffed with ricotta & lemon (Ravioli al limone) is my first choice to try.

  • sedm3949  on  March 29, 2017


  • meggan  on  March 29, 2017

    Romano peppers stuffed with pork mince & herbs sounds good.

  • pcsperling  on  March 29, 2017

    Ricotta al forno

  • sarahawker  on  March 29, 2017

    Rice Timbale

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  March 29, 2017

    The recipes in this book sound amazing!

  • sefardicook  on  March 29, 2017

    It's hard to decide what to want to make first, but I think the spinach/mozzarella arancini would be on the top of my list. However, there are so many recipes to grab my attention that I would then move to GF focaccia and then to sweet and sour eggplant.

  • ktwalla  on  March 29, 2017

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu.

  • lgroom  on  March 29, 2017

    Caponata alla Vincenze!! Love eggplant dips!

  • Mrs. L  on  March 29, 2017

    Clementine & almond slice (Torta di marmellata ai mandarini) sounds interesting. I'm on a Clementine kick right now.

  • GiselleMarie  on  March 29, 2017

    Roast pork with apples and rosemary. The simplicity of the ingredient list appeals to me!

  • soffner  on  March 29, 2017

    I want to make Courgette ribbons in lemon & oregano dressing (Zucchini al salmorigilio).

  • Alka  on  March 29, 2017

    I will start with the sweet and sour pumpkin. I just love pumpkin , and all the ingredients daily inhouse.

  • ravensfan  on  March 29, 2017

    Tomato and rice soup

  • TrishaCP  on  March 29, 2017

    Pistachio pesto…

  • Karla123  on  March 29, 2017

    Pistachio pesto on fresh pasta!

  • Dmartin997  on  March 29, 2017

    Fish and shellfish couscous

  • Siegal  on  March 29, 2017

    Chickpea and apple soup yummy

  • Julia  on  March 29, 2017


  • ballen  on  March 29, 2017

    Naked wild chard pie with goat's cheese

  • Scotsman61  on  March 29, 2017

    Oh Come on!
    You're asking a Chef to pick just One!!
    Anything with Spinach or Cheese, with a real twist to it!!
    How about the Spinach & Mozzarella Arancini

  • dinnermints  on  March 29, 2017

    We were just in Sicily for the first time over the winter! It'd been years since we'd been overseas anywhere, really. I loved all of the pistachio use there, so for me it'd be a cross between the pistachio pesto and the sweet and sour eggplant with toasted almonds.

  • Lemmki  on  March 30, 2017

    Ricotta cake!

  • AnnaZed  on  March 30, 2017

    I want to make Oven-baked ricotta with onions & rosemary (Ricotta al forno) (page 31) from Sicily: Recipes from an Italian Island by Katie Caldesi and Giancarlo Caldesi

  • monique.potel  on  March 30, 2017

    Romano peppers stuffed with pork mince & herbs (Peperoni lunghi farciti)
    i think i might start here but everything is so appealing
    I want this book!!!!!

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  March 30, 2017

    Chile lime coconut macaroons

  • cocecitycook  on  March 30, 2017

    Pistachio Pesto please!

  • FireRunner2379  on  March 30, 2017

    I'd love to try their recipe for Slow-cooked pork, beef & sausage ragu!

  • Lafauvette  on  March 30, 2017

    cherry tomato risotto

  • Missdith34  on  March 30, 2017

    Pistachio pesto

  • fiarose  on  March 30, 2017

    oh, too hard to choose–i'm really interested in learning how to make a nice gluten-free pasta now that i've got the conventional under my belt, and i love buckwheat flour, so i'd try that! or sweet and sour aubergine, or fish and shellfish couscous…oh, and definitely fig, almond and orange cake. yes.

  • anastasiiap  on  March 30, 2017

    Quick beef ragu

  • jahqdruh  on  March 30, 2017

    Roast pork with apples & rosemary for me!

  • tapeitzman  on  March 30, 2017

    drunken-tuna-with-sweet-sour sauce

  • linmin  on  March 30, 2017

    Spinach and Mozzarella Arancine!

  • motherofpearl81  on  March 31, 2017

    Sweet & sour aubergines with toasted almonds YUM!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  March 31, 2017

    Sundried tomato and chili relish

  • skipeterson  on  March 31, 2017

    Fish and shellfish couscous

  • lhudson  on  March 31, 2017

    Meatballs in broth

  • tlturner  on  March 31, 2017

    Naked wild chard pie with goat's cheese (Torta di bietole e formaggio di capra) sounds like a perfect dish to start the Spring/Summer off right

  • Amdona  on  April 1, 2017

    Chickpea fritters

  • JenJoLa  on  April 1, 2017

    Mmm… Purple sprouting broccoli with spicy almond crunch (Broccoli piccanti con mandorle tostate)

  • Joy001  on  April 1, 2017

    Cherry tomato risotto

  • dbielick  on  April 1, 2017

    Sunset agnolotti stuffed with sea bass

  • RoseMGenuine  on  April 1, 2017

    Orange and fennel salad. I love that combo.

  • mpdeb98  on  April 2, 2017

    orange and basil risotto

  • imjammin2  on  April 2, 2017


  • auntietina  on  April 3, 2017

    Oh my: Mini crab arancine sounds fantastic!

  • cezovski  on  April 3, 2017

    The Clementine & almond slice (Torta di marmellata ai mandarini) sounds tempting
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  • CherylinMass  on  April 3, 2017

    Arincini – rice balls 😊

  • lebarron2001  on  April 3, 2017

    Sauteed Mussels with Garlic and White Wine

  • banba1  on  April 3, 2017

    Rice timbale looks very impressive!

  • verorenee  on  April 3, 2017

    Quick beef Ragu

  • Uhmandanicole  on  April 4, 2017

    Orange & basil risotto (Risotto all'arancia)

  • MeganGarcia  on  April 4, 2017

    Pistachio pesto- yum!

  • meggan  on  April 4, 2017

    I have been meaning to try an arancine.

  • daniellespinato1  on  April 6, 2017

    The chickpea fritters sounds like a great recipe to have on heavy rotation!

  • hippiechick1955  on  April 6, 2017

    Wow, want to try Tuna Steaks in a quinoa crust on corrgettes. I'm a tuna steak freak.

  • melmaren  on  April 7, 2017

    Baked cheese with anchovies & lemon zest (Formaggio al forno con alici e buccia di limone) – it sounds really interesting and fresh

  • bocboc  on  April 7, 2017

    Meatballs in broth.

  • jahunt_indiana  on  April 7, 2017

    Mini crab arancine!

  • DarcyVaughn  on  April 7, 2017

    Sun-dried tomato & chilli relish

  • t.t  on  April 7, 2017

    clementine ice cream

  • sequoia55  on  April 8, 2017

    Rocotta Cake

  • Blowfish  on  April 8, 2017

    I'd make the naked wild chard with goat's cheese. Thinking about it has me drooling.

  • Sally  on  April 8, 2017

    Sardine & wild fennel sauce (Pasta con le sarde e finocchio selvatici)

  • CRT  on  April 8, 2017

    Riso Timballo. I've wanted to make it since I ate it in Sicily.

  • a2cook  on  April 8, 2017

    Rice timbale.

  • jjankows  on  April 8, 2017

    Naked wild chard pie with goat's cheese

  • drjeff  on  April 8, 2017

    Sardine patties

  • ToPieFor  on  April 9, 2017

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu or meatballs in broth.

  • matag  on  April 9, 2017

    Ricotta Cake

  • earthnfire  on  April 9, 2017

    sicilian pizza

  • JenE  on  April 9, 2017

    I would make the Cherry tomato risotto (Risotto di pomodorini datterini) first off, love tomatoes in any dish

  • LinzA19  on  April 10, 2017

    Artichoke, broad bean & herb casserole. That sounds so good!

  • Deneenm  on  April 10, 2017

    Swordfish with tomatoes, capers & olives (Alla ghiotta) – perfect summer dinner

  • ejsimpson  on  April 10, 2017

    Again hard choice however, I would make this: Rack of lamb with citrus gremolata . Though my second choice would have to be Mussels in a wine and Garlic Sauce

  • thecharlah  on  April 10, 2017

    Raw sea bass with a mint & lemon dressing sounds really tasty…

  • circ2000  on  April 15, 2017

    Ricotta al forno

  • RSW  on  April 17, 2017

    Soft almond biscuits (Biscotti alla Siciliana)

  • JanScholl  on  April 18, 2017

    Ravioli stuffed with ricotta & lemon

  • mph993  on  April 20, 2017

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu

  • pandapotamus  on  April 20, 2017

    Chickpea Fritters

  • fmd518  on  April 21, 2017

    Ricotta al forno

  • edyenicole  on  April 22, 2017

    I'd like to make scacce!

  • imaluckyducky  on  April 23, 2017

    Almond granita (Granita di mandorle)

  • AmyS  on  April 27, 2017

    Polpettine in brodo

  • debbielovesbooks  on  April 28, 2017

    Broad Bean & Fennel Seed Soup

  • lpatterson412  on  April 30, 2017

    Sweet and Sour Pumpkin sounds very interesting!

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