Bronte Pistachio is called the "green gold of Sicily". Pistachios are one of the main ingredients of the culinary tradition of Sicily, from appetizers to seasoning for pasta, from sauces to Sicilian desserts.
Bronte is a lovely town situated below Mount Etna within the Natural Park of the volcano. Every year in the beginning of October, Bronte has Pistachio festival. At this time of the year historical centre is studded with stands where local producers and farmers show all their specialities. During the festival there are numerous live cooking events, seminars and shows.
During the festival you can try delicious dishes and cakes made of pistachios: pistachio pesto and sweet cream, pistachio gelato, pistachio cookies, pasta with pistachios.
Pistachio cream can be used as a spread in many sweets like pancakes, donuts, cannoli etc. Bronte pistachios can be used for preparing pesto di pistachio. This pesto has sweet and nutty flavour and is so delicious. It goes very well with all kind of pasta.
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