Tag Archives: Sicilian Cooking

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: Sicily

131007193348-ab-anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-sicily-1-00000912-story-tabletLooking forward to Sunday night’s episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Pars Unknown: Sicily, which airs at 9:00pm–especially the part where he adopts a Sicilian granny!

131007201622-ab-anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-sicily-3-00002417-story-bodyCan I Please be hired to work on the camera crew of this extraordinary show? Anthony Bourdain, amazing; cinematography, doubly amazing.

Just Six Hours Left To Order Your Sista Felicia Cookbook Through Kickstarter! Also Marth Stewart’s Executive Food Director Lucinda Scala Quinn Back’s Sista Felicia’s Project!

If you haven’t ordered your Sista Felicia Cookbook through Kickstarter or got your tickets to the Gala Book Launch Party At Cruiseport There’s Just Hours Left To Do So!

Here’s the Link- http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/95596299/sista-felicias-sicilian-cookbook?ref=category


Also Check out Martha Stewart’s Executive Food Director Lucinda Scala Quinn who gave Sista Felicia her seal of approval –

August 8, 2013

Kickstarter Projects We’re Loving Right Now


Posted by Lucinda Scala Quinn



Hi Everyone,

I love hearing people’s stories of why food and cooking is important to them- whether it’s how they’re putting it on their own table, getting out there with a message to make the food system better, or teaching someone else your best recipes and tips.

When I began my publishing career, there wasn’t any crowd-sourcing help or a way to get the message out to tons of people to fund books. Truth be told, I self-published my first book before it was picked up and published years later! Luckily,  there are a ton of different ways to get the message out today, and I’ve found these two Kickstarter campaigns that I wanted to spread to all of you Mad Hungry-ers.

Sista Felicia’s Sicilian Cookbook

As a fellow Italian and for those of you that have watched my show, some of my best food memories are of cooking from my family’s Italian heritage. Those recipes are filled with warmth, comfort, history and flavor. Felicia is on an ambitious mission to share her family’s recipes and traditions through a series of 4 cookbooks that will embody her “commitment to ensure the past is not lost but is forever saved for future generations”.  Felicia has just a little more to go on her goal and has 10 days left.

Take a minute to watch their videos, read their blogs and Facebook pages, and if you feel empowered by Felicia, please donate!


Sista Felicia Publically Thanks her Kickstarter Backers…

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you all for supporting my Kickstarter project. Because of your support, my first cookbook, Gifts of Gold In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia Harvest will be available very soon. I truly appreciate your generosity and hope my recipes bring your family, friends and loved ones in to your kitchens to enjoy my Gifts of Gold. Hope to meet and celebrate with each of you at the Red Carpet Cookbook Gala at the Cruiseport Gloucester August 28, 2013Tickets are on sale now…3 days remaining to support Sista Felicia’s Kickstarter project, reserve your copies and Red Carpet Gala Tickets here



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Chickity Check It! Sista Felicia Featured In Gail McCarthy GDT Article-


August 14, 2013

‘Sista Felicia’s’ Sicilian cooking
Gloucester-rooted book is now a series

By Gail McCarthyStaff Writer

Felicia (Ciaramitaro) Mohan grew up in a family surrounded by simmering pots of pasta and bubbling brews of tomato sauce, all created by mothers and grandmothers who never used a recipe.

Their style of cooking, straight from their memory, included a pinch of that ingredient, or a handful of another, and so on.

But two generations later, out of fear of losing these heirloom recipes forever, Mohan — at the urging of her husband Barry — set out to make a cookbook of sorts for her twins, Amanda and BJ. From that seed sprouted her effort to make such a book. But she never imagined that the original scope of the work would grow exponentially.

For the entire article at The Gloucester Daily Times website click here


To order your copy of her cookbook and/or get an invite to her Gala Book Launch at Cruiseport click here



Sista Felicia Update!!!!

Well it’s official- The Kickstarter Campaign was a success! Tipped the Goal yesterday afternoon thanks to all of Felicia’s supporters, family and friends.  Can’t say enough how proud I am of her and her team who worked unbelievably hard to make this a reality.

What a crew!

Excited to report that my Kickstarter project is currently 94% funded with 9 days remaining to reach my goal and see my dream become a reality! Please continue to help me spread the word and share my Kickstarter link with your family friends and coworkers.

You can pre-order your copy of Gifts of Gold: In a Sicilian Kitchen with Sista Felicia: Harvest at


Although Gifts of Gold is completed and at the printer, my Creative Director James Eves III, owner and Master in his field at Cape Ann Giclee, and I have been busy planning The Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Event to be held on August 28, 2013 from 7:30 to 11:00 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. James has been designing the beautiful Sista Felicia logo-embellished tote bag that is included in some of the Kickstarter Pledge Packages. He has an unparalleled eye for detail in everything he creates. The invitations to the Red Carpet Gala are just as amazing as the evening we have planned.

The Cruiseport Gloucester staff has been wonderful to work with and very helpful in accommodating all the necessary details for this special evening. I am excited to announce Cruiseport will be preparing recipes straight from the pages of Gifts of Gold that evening and will be shaking up my favorite Lemon Drop Cocktail at the bar. Join me, along with my family, friends, Sista Felicia Team, and supporters, for a night of celebratory dancing, food, and fun!

Individual tickets can be purchased through pledging my Sista Felicia Kickstarter Project at this link-

Sista Felicia’s Sicilian Cookbook

by Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan

$35.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Individual ticket to Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala

$95.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Receive 1 personally autographed hardcover first edition copy of Sista Felicia’s Cookbook, 1 laminated 13X14X3 designer tote bag beautifully embellished with Sista Felicia’s logo, 1 Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Invitation, and a public thank you

$125.00 Kickstarter Pledge~Receive 1 personally autographed hardcover first edition copy of Sista Felicia’s Cookbook, 1 laminated 13X14X3 designer tote bag beautifully embellished with Sista Felicia’s logo, 2 Red Carpet Cookbook Launch Gala Invitations, and a public thank you


You’ve been Hearing About It For 2 Years- Sista Felicia’s Cookbook Kickstarter is Finally Live!!!!!!

Click here to check it out and reserve yours


Check out the video and reserve your copy today!!!

A unique & colorful cookbook that will bring to life lost recipes & traditions from my Sicilian kitchen to yours. My Gifts of Gold!

Funds raised through Kickstarter will allow me to realize the first step in my dream of publishing a series of four cookbooks that includes recipes and stories I learned growing up in a Sicilian family. When I became a mother of twins, I was compelled to collect the stories and the recipes I felt were being left behind because I wanted my children to be raised with all the same traditions and rich cultural heritage I had experienced.

What started out as a gift for my children quickly evolved into a hardcover 250 plus page restoration of Sicilian culture and foods. Through my cooking videos onGoodMorningGloucester.org and Media Program Network (MPN), a demand has developed for a text copy version of all my recipes so they may be shared with others within my community and beyond.

My first book is ready for print; it is written, is loaded with photographs, and awaits funding. Monies raised will pay for current  expenses related to editing, book design and layout, photography, and publication.

With your help, Kickstarter will enable me to bring my passion for all things Sicilian to your kitchen to share with your loved ones. This book embodies my commitment to ensure the past is not lost but is forever saved for future generations.

Learn Genuine and Elegant Sicilian American Home Cooking with Sister Felicia

My dear friend Felicia is opening her heart and home to all who are interested in experiencing a traditional Sicilian dinner and in learning the culinary secrets of Sicilian-American home cooking.

The first class is Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30. Sister Felicia will cook while guiding you through each recipe of the multiple course sit-down dinner. Help with food preparations will be welcome and are integral to the experience. Genuine and elegant family favorite recipes made from the freshest local seafood and regional ingredients may include homemade pasta, homemade sausage, braciola, arancini rice balls, Sunday zuggo, chicken and beef spiedini, and much, much more. Requests are welcome.

Join Felcia and her family in what promises to be a joyous evening full of delectable flavors straight from the heart of a woman who cooks with love and pure passion for the elegant dishes of her Sicilian heritage.

For reservations and more information email sistafeliciaskitchen@gmail.com

Fried Whiting (Merluzzi) Felicia prepares fresh fried merluzzi for her traditional St. Joseph’s feast. The fish is simply out of this world–melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. 
Lobster simmering with white wine and fresh herbs
Orange and fennel salad
To see dozens of Felicia’s recipes, photos, and videos, use the GMG search box.
All photos courtesy Good Morning Gloucester, Joey Ciaramitaro, Felicia Ciaramitaro

Taping of Bacala Video with Felicia and Sefatia Part 3 From Gianni Gallo and Joe Langhan

Gianni and Joe are the men behind the Taste of The Times Videos at the Gloucester Daily Times Website- this is from them-

Felicia and Sefatia ("the Godmother") got together to tape a segment on how Felicia’s Grandmother taught her to make a special bacala dish for the traditional Italian meal of the seven fishes on Christmas Eve. This is the third of three parts of the original footage. The entire shoot lasted over 45 minutes, which was edited down to a 10 minute video. (You can see that video at http://food.gloucestertimes.com/video/Baccala-Italian-Style-Codfish.html) Some have asked to see the entire production, with little or no editing. Here is Part 3.

Sister Felicia Debuts her Sicilian Cooking On The Gloucester Times Website

Joe Langhan and Gianni Gallo produced the cooking show for the Gloucester Times Taste of The Times series.  It also includes the Homebrew show and many other recipe on demand episodes.


Once you go to the video click that second button from the right which looks like a compass with north south east and west arrows on it to see the video full screen.