Italian Idyll

Taormina, Sicily’s once sleepy resort, wakes up thanks to a lively new food-and-wine scene
From the Oct 31, 2009, issue
What is new is a growing food-and-wine scene, with innovative chefs creating the first modern Sicilian gastronomy worthy of the island's incredible natural bounty of fresh produce and seafood. It's a break with tradition-once, the only good cooking was found at home. Hand in hand with the gastronomic boom is a steadily emerging wine scene: Scores of new wineries, some helped by winemakers from mainland Italy, are transforming this island, best known as the nation's largest bulk producer.

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