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Sicilian Food Diary
Roki Prunali

My Sicilian Food Diary

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Unlike the states, our bank holidays here are the same calendar date every year, which means some years they magically fall on a weekend. The vacation gods were on our side this spring when two of them fell on a Wednesday and then the following Tuesday, equaling one big mega-long weekend. Realizing late in the game that our calendars were rather clear, my husband and I eagerly took the chance to head down to Sicily. Coming from a couple of months in Los Angeles being poured on every day (they say they hadn’t seen so much rain in 43 years) to the ever-so-famous incessant rain that is Milan, let’s just say I was not letting my husband (and my in-laws) win by going to the mountains for this vacation – where mind you it snowed. No, I wanted – scratch that – NEEDED to go to the beach. The California girl in me was screaming for some sand and surf. Naturally, when my husband suggested Sicily, I did not hesitate, because not only did that mean warm weather, but also some of the best Italian food in the country. And of course, I documented for you Pretty Birds all the yummy and typical Sicilian things we devoured.

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Gjelina Recipe
Roki Prunali

ATPB x LA- Gjelina Mushroom Toast Recipe

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One thing that will never change about Los Angeles is the fact that it is always changing. I grew up in West Hollywood, and I have seen more hot new restaurants, gyms, and coffee shops come and go than I can honestly even remember. Now I live full time in Italy, but every year I go back to my hometown with my family and marvel at what has changed, and get super excited about all of the newness.

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Pumpkin and Lentil Patties
Roki Prunali

Pumpkin and Lentil Patties with Buckwheat and Quinoa For Your Little Ones

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As an American transplant of 9 years, in Italy the question I am most frequently asked is what I miss the most about living in the states, to which I always answer “nothing, home is where I am.” But reflecting on this a bit, this is a completely lame answer, and a total lie: there is so much I miss about living in the states. Topping my list is America’s enormous, well-supplied supermarkets. Specifically, the entire aisle dedicated to children’s foods, snacks, diapers, hygiene products; just endless possibilities.

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