The Story of Maria Grammatico and her Famous ‘Pasticceria’ in Sicily

Feb 11, 2015 691

Sicily's rich tradition of 'dolci' has been shaped by many diverse cultural influences throughout history, from the almonds and oranges introduced by the Arabs to the cocoa beans introduced by the Spanish to the island's industrious pastry-making nuns.

Each dominant culture left behind its own cultural and gastronomic imprint, setting in motion a permanent love affair with all things sweet. We explore one heart-warming story of a modern day Sicilian legend whose famous 'pasticcini' are celebrated throughout Italy and beyond.

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