What Sicily means to me


What Sicily means to me

by Carmela D’Amore

My name is Carmela D’Amore (Amato)
My paternal family migrated to Australia just after WW2..
They came with their suitcases filled with dreams and their story of their land Sicilia.

I heard all my life about Sicilia the towns, the people and the food.
What I didn’t realise was that my family sowed seeds of Sicilia in me..

They have all passed away but not the seeds that they planted in me.
I am the voice of my family today and Sicily is very much alive in me.
I have been able to share my passion with people all over the world.
This is what it means to be Sicilian my story to you..


About Carmela (Cultural Department of Splendid Sicily)

“Sicily is my biological mother” says Australian/Sicilian born Award winning, International Sicilian chef Carmela D’Amore, who is also an author who’s purpose is in the preservation of the Sicilian culture through cultural stories, recipes, and travels to visit her motherland on an annual cultural and culinary tour to Sicily. Member commission Sicilian Artisan Foundation project (Madrina from Australia)


Music feautured on this episode: One (Deuter) – You make it easy (James Taylor) – Dreams (Goran Bregovic) – Memorabilia (Donald Fagen)

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