Whoever said “All roads lead to Rome” has certainly never been lost in a tangle of country roads in southern Italy! This week’s Sunday Shout-out (see last week’s here) goes to a wonderful blog called South of Rome, which I recently had the great pleasure of discovering. Located just outside Naples, on the other side of the Lattari Mountains from where I am, Karen Landes writes beautifully about life, cooking, and the great sites in this part of Italy. She does a wonderful job, as she describes it, “Dispelling the myth, ‘There is nothing south of Rome!'” She has a wonderful list of websites, blogs and information for the different regions of southern Italy and for Sicily.
Speaking of Sicily, Karen was based there for two years before coming to the Naples area. Be sure to check out her delicious looking book In Etna’s Shadow: Culinary Adventures from Eastern Sicily here.
I have been very curious about Sicilian cooking recently, and this is definitely next on my cookbook list to buy. I can’t wait to get it and try some new recipes!