Cannoli & Friends 6 to 8 May 201 1 .Sweets and Culture Festival in Piana degli Albanesi (PA).
Ground of strong tourist attraction is the cannoli, sweet pianioto universally known.His culinary secret is stored in the wafer (shkorça) of flour, wine, and salt, which is filled with sieved sweetened ricotta and chocolate chips. The event will consist of cultural and gastronomic meetings, workshops, conferences and debates that will see the protagonist, of course, the cannoli, tasted in conjunction with the products Sicilian food and wine quality.
For the duration of the event there will be a big point of tasting in which the public can buy the famous cannoli of Piana by buying a ticket for the price of 1.50 €.
Free tasting workshops are planned, during which there will be a discussion on specific products and techniques for preparation of some Sicilian sweet specialties.
The history of the cannoli
The cannoli is now part of the iconography as well as in food history.It has centuries of history, but its origins remain shrouded in legend.It is said that the birth of cannolo took place in Caltanissetta, the old "Kalt El Nissa", "Castle of women", home to numerous harem Saracens.
The emir's favorite, to pass the time, seems to devote to the preparation of delicious dishes and, in particular, of sweets.Another source, however, tells that the cannoli were prepared for the first time in a convent near Caltanissetta.
It is said that during Carnival, the nuns "invented" a cake featuring a wrap ('a scorcia) prepared with flour, eggs, lard and sugar.We try to "marry" the two legends at the end of Arab rule in Sicily, the harem is empty.
One or more women, now free, convertitesi to Christianity, entered the convent.You may have played some of the recipes prepared for Emiri, including that of "cannoli".
Italian main summer event, which takes place against the backdrop of glorious scenery of the Teatro Antico in Taormina, one of the most important and interesting monuments in Sicily.At the conclusion of the event, the delivery of the Silver Ribbon.
Organized by Taormina Arte, with the invaluable support of the Sicilian Region, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Sicily Film Commission, the City of Taormina, and other important institutions and private sponsors, the Festival is organized by the 2007 by film critic Deborah Young that has worked to strengthen the identity of Taormina festival as Mediterranean, with strong ties with the United States and world cinema.
The festival is a great showcase of important premieres of films from Hollywood and around the world.Each year the festival presents a selection of recent films international or global.
"Music Week" in San Vito Lo Capo, the cultural festival organized by the Association.Socio Cultural and band "City of San Vito Lo Capo" under the auspices of the Municipality and the Province of Trapani, which will be held from April 25 to May 1, 2011.
The draft of the "Week of Music" was a view of the promulgation of the musical culture in its various forms, from chamber music band genre, from jazz to polyphonic singing, passing through the archaic forms of folk and popular tradition.A week full of events arranged entirely by the 'Ass and socio-cultural band, in the cultural renewal plan started almost a decade ago and saw the star of Banda Musicale a variety of events, in addition to the canons and now "traditionalized" , reaching its peak with the organization of the first edition of "Music Week" conference in San Vito Lo Capo 21 to 28 May 2005 between San Vito much success but also, very important to note, among the hundreds of tourists that animated the spring.The "Week of Music" appeared, then, as a small event destined to repeat itself and seeks to enrich the already beautiful checkerboard of cultural events that make our area one of San Vito lo Capo-Makari-Castelluzzo, the ideal scenario for the cultural revival of our province and the whole region.In addition to public events, will be given space to culture and art with an exhibition "MusicArte" and an impromptu painting with themes related to music.