A Sicilian Dinner Party

Looking for inspiration for your next dinner party? Just look toward Sicily, Italy's island jewel, which has a rich culinary tradition, incorporating influences from all around the Mediterranean. Start off with fritto misto, fried vegetables dipped into a pesto flavored with sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes, in true Sicilian fashion. Tagliatelle with lightly bitter broccoli rabe, capers and walnuts makes a great vegetarian main, or whip up a stew that’s full of the seafood that’s a hallmark of Sicilian cooking. For dessert? A fruit parfait that incorporates sweet whipped ricotta cream that recalls cannoli, Sicily’s iconic dessert.