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



  • Redheadedcook  on  3/29/2017 at 8:11 AM

    Sicilian chips

  • jrdalal  on  3/29/2017 at 8:17 AM

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

  • hillsboroks  on  3/29/2017 at 9:04 AM

    The Melon, Orange and Walnut salad sounds wonderful.

  • jr0717  on  3/29/2017 at 9:37 AM

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

  • sgump  on  3/29/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Sweet & sour pumpkin looks simple and delicious.

  • rchesser  on  3/29/2017 at 11:26 AM

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

  • sedm3949  on  3/29/2017 at 11:28 AM


  • meggan  on  3/29/2017 at 11:58 AM

    Romano peppers stuffed with pork mince & herbs sounds good.

  • pcsperling  on  3/29/2017 at 11:59 AM

    Ricotta al forno

  • sarahawker  on  3/29/2017 at 12:01 PM

    Rice Timbale

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  3/29/2017 at 12:31 PM

    The recipes in this book sound amazing!

  • sefardicook  on  3/29/2017 at 12:38 PM

    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  3/29/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu.

  • lgroom  on  3/29/2017 at 2:26 PM

    Caponata alla Vincenze!! Love eggplant dips!

  • Mrs. L  on  3/29/2017 at 2:47 PM

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

  • GiselleMarie  on  3/29/2017 at 3:21 PM

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

  • soffner  on  3/29/2017 at 4:16 PM

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

  • Alka  on  3/29/2017 at 6:25 PM

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

  • ravensfan  on  3/29/2017 at 7:06 PM

    Tomato and rice soup

  • TrishaCP  on  3/29/2017 at 8:05 PM

    Pistachio pesto...

  • Karla123  on  3/29/2017 at 8:11 PM

    Pistachio pesto on fresh pasta!

  • Dmartin997  on  3/29/2017 at 8:36 PM

    Fish and shellfish couscous

  • Siegal  on  3/29/2017 at 9:15 PM

    Chickpea and apple soup yummy

  • Julia  on  3/29/2017 at 9:21 PM


  • ballen  on  3/29/2017 at 9:48 PM

    Naked wild chard pie with goat's cheese

  • Scotsman61  on  3/29/2017 at 9:53 PM

    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  3/29/2017 at 11:08 PM

    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  3/30/2017 at 1:20 AM

    Ricotta cake!

  • AnnaZed  on  3/30/2017 at 2:32 AM

    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  3/30/2017 at 3:22 AM

    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  3/30/2017 at 4:17 AM

    Chile lime coconut macaroons

  • cocecitycook  on  3/30/2017 at 4:26 AM

    Pistachio Pesto please!

  • FireRunner2379  on  3/30/2017 at 4:49 AM

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

  • Lafauvette  on  3/30/2017 at 8:54 AM

    cherry tomato risotto

  • Missdith34  on  3/30/2017 at 10:10 AM

    Pistachio pesto

  • fiarose  on  3/30/2017 at 1:37 PM

    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  3/30/2017 at 4:09 PM

    Quick beef ragu

  • jahqdruh  on  3/30/2017 at 4:44 PM

    Roast pork with apples & rosemary for me!

  • tapeitzman  on  3/30/2017 at 6:14 PM

    drunken-tuna-with-sweet-sour sauce

  • linmin  on  3/30/2017 at 6:32 PM

    Spinach and Mozzarella Arancine!

  • motherofpearl81  on  3/31/2017 at 10:46 AM

    Sweet & sour aubergines with toasted almonds YUM!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Sundried tomato and chili relish

  • skipeterson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:04 PM

    Fish and shellfish couscous

  • lhudson  on  3/31/2017 at 5:41 PM

    Meatballs in broth

  • tlturner  on  3/31/2017 at 7:10 PM

    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  4/1/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Chickpea fritters

  • JenJoLa  on  4/1/2017 at 3:04 PM

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

  • Joy001  on  4/1/2017 at 4:07 PM

    Cherry tomato risotto

  • dbielick  on  4/1/2017 at 5:36 PM

    Sunset agnolotti stuffed with sea bass

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/1/2017 at 8:16 PM

    Orange and fennel salad. I love that combo.

  • mpdeb98  on  4/2/2017 at 6:36 PM

    orange and basil risotto

  • imjammin2  on  4/2/2017 at 7:34 PM


  • auntietina  on  4/3/2017 at 12:24 AM

    Oh my: Mini crab arancine sounds fantastic!

  • cezovski  on  4/3/2017 at 1:48 AM

    The Clementine & almond slice (Torta di marmellata ai mandarini) sounds tempting Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • CherylinMass  on  4/3/2017 at 9:23 AM

    Arincini - rice balls 😊

  • lebarron2001  on  4/3/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Sauteed Mussels with Garlic and White Wine

  • banba1  on  4/3/2017 at 3:29 PM

    Rice timbale looks very impressive!

  • verorenee  on  4/3/2017 at 4:32 PM

    Quick beef Ragu

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/4/2017 at 6:41 AM

    Orange & basil risotto (Risotto all'arancia)

  • MeganGarcia  on  4/4/2017 at 12:54 PM

    Pistachio pesto- yum!

  • meggan  on  4/4/2017 at 3:36 PM

    I have been meaning to try an arancine.

  • daniellespinato1  on  4/6/2017 at 11:43 AM

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

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/6/2017 at 6:30 PM

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

  • melmaren  on  4/7/2017 at 10:04 AM

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

  • bocboc  on  4/7/2017 at 5:12 PM

    Meatballs in broth.

  • jahunt_indiana  on  4/7/2017 at 9:51 PM

    Mini crab arancine!

  • DarcyVaughn  on  4/7/2017 at 10:38 PM

    Sun-dried tomato & chilli relish

  • t.t  on  4/7/2017 at 11:51 PM

    clementine ice cream

  • sequoia55  on  4/8/2017 at 2:01 AM

    Rocotta Cake

  • Blowfish  on  4/8/2017 at 5:48 AM

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

  • Sally  on  4/8/2017 at 6:11 AM

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

  • CRT  on  4/8/2017 at 10:25 AM

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

  • a2cook  on  4/8/2017 at 11:07 AM

    Rice timbale.

  • jjankows  on  4/8/2017 at 11:57 AM

    Naked wild chard pie with goat's cheese

  • drjeff  on  4/8/2017 at 4:08 PM

    Sardine patties

  • ToPieFor  on  4/9/2017 at 11:03 AM

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu or meatballs in broth.

  • matag  on  4/9/2017 at 3:41 PM

    Ricotta Cake

  • earthnfire  on  4/9/2017 at 7:03 PM

    sicilian pizza

  • JenE  on  4/9/2017 at 11:17 PM

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

  • LinzA19  on  4/10/2017 at 6:29 AM

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

  • Deneenm  on  4/10/2017 at 11:59 AM

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

  • ejsimpson  on  4/10/2017 at 12:34 PM

    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  4/10/2017 at 8:09 PM

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

  • circ2000  on  4/15/2017 at 7:35 PM

    Ricotta al forno

  • RSW  on  4/17/2017 at 6:55 AM

    Soft almond biscuits (Biscotti alla Siciliana)

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 1:56 AM

    Ravioli stuffed with ricotta & lemon

  • mph993  on  4/20/2017 at 11:20 AM

    Sausage and wild fennel ragu

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:30 PM

    Chickpea Fritters

  • fmd518  on  4/21/2017 at 12:17 PM

    Ricotta al forno

  • edyenicole  on  4/22/2017 at 2:48 PM

    I'd like to make scacce!

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/23/2017 at 7:26 PM

    Almond granita (Granita di mandorle)

  • AmyS  on  4/27/2017 at 8:25 PM

    Polpettine in brodo

  • debbielovesbooks  on  4/28/2017 at 6:14 AM

    Broad Bean & Fennel Seed Soup

  • lpatterson412  on  4/30/2017 at 7:20 PM

    Sweet and Sour Pumpkin sounds very interesting!

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