The Fabio’s logo – the Trinacria, a symbol of Sicily

According to ancient legend, three nymphs danced around the world, gathering up the most futile soil they could find and threw it all into the Mediterranean Sea. From that spot, Sicily arose, producing a veritable paradise island with the finest grains, spices, fruits and vegetables. That’s why the tastes and smells of Italian food and drink are considered the best in the world.

Fabio’s pays tribute to the Trinacria symbol in its logo, with the colours of the Sicilian state flag – red and yellow, as a proud reminder of his history and culture.

 

Sicily: the ‘ball’ to the Italian ‘boot’

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located south of the Italian Peninsula, and is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The island is considered part of the history and culture of Southern Italy.

When seen on the map, the island looks like a ball next to the tip of Southern Italy’s boot, which considering the proud soccer history of the country, is appropriate.

Much like Italy, Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially its  art, music, literature, architecture and particularly cuisine. For its rich food tradition, the island is commonly referred to as ‘God’s Kitchen’.

The food culture of Sicily is renowned for its use of fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as an emphasis on fresh seafood and sweet dishes.

The Sicilian pizza is historically a simpler pizza than conventional pizza, with a focus on sauce, herbs and cheese. Sicilian pizzas are not overloaded with toppings. Tomato-based sauces featured heavily on Sicilian pizzas.

Cannoli is Sicily’s sweet gift to the world, known as the Pride of Palermo. The pastry tube is filled with sweetened ricotta cheese and served chilled.

Sicily is also the birthplace of the biscotti cookie.

Unsurprisingly, wine plays an important part in Sicilian food culture, with the island having the perfect climate for many reputable vineyards making both popular red and wine wines.

Limoncello liqueur, Amaro Averna, a sweet herbal after-meal digestive and the fortified wine Marsala all have roots in Sicily.