Next week I will be leaving for Sicily, where I will be hosting two back-to-back yoga retreats. I have been so incredibly busy, with teaching classes and workshops and planning Sicily 2017! You haven’t seen many blog posts from me, but I hope to post more often these next few weeks! I am very excited to share this sun-kissed island with this year’s yoga retreat participants.
Last time there in Autumn of 2014, we did a cooking course with the chef Maestro Peppe Barone. It was a great experience. He and his staff welcomed us. We cooked and later ate the fabulous meal we cooked under Chef Peppe’s guidance. Afterwards, we walked the lovely Baroque town of Modica. Below are the photos from 2014. We will be going to the same cooking school with my yoga groups this year. I sure hope you are not hungry as you see the photos below! The food that stands out in my mind -and taste buds- are the cannoli!
I am so excited for my yogis! They are in for a treat. Of course the food below belonged to the Autumn menu. The spring menu will be completely different and equally delightful!
An interesting note about Modica. Modica is known for its chocolate! When Columbus went to the Americas, Sicily was under Spanish dominion. Some of the men who traveled to the New World with Columbus were Sicilians from Modica. They brought back chocolate beans and the ancient Aztecan recipe for making chocolate. To this day, chocolate is made in Modica using the ancient Aztecan recipe. View this interesting article on the history of chocolate and Modica.
Afterwards, we walked the town of Modica to explore and digest! Otherwise, how on earth would we be able to do our afternoon session of yoga?