Mungibeddu is the Sicilian name for Mount Etna on the eastern coast of Sicily. Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, dominates the island. At almost 11,000 feet it’s presence spreads from the skyline down along it’s slopes of fertile volcanic soil to the Ionian sea.
Like all of Sicily, Etna’s history has been shaped by many cultures. Norman, Arab, Byzantine, Greek, Turkish and African influences have meshed into the region’s cuisine, art, culture and architecture. And this diversity is mirrored in Etna’s landscape; from it’s smoking volcanic craters to it’s rivers, soil types, and microclimates.
Vineyards, olive groves, pistachio, hazelnut and fruit trees surround the volcano, providing the people of Etna with a rich abundance of local ingredients. For generations food, wine, family and community have coalesced to create a bountiful and sensual way of life.
Mungibeddu’s Table introduces you to some of the places and people who produce the Etna region’s extraordinary wine and food. It is a window into Etna’s traditions and local culture. Here you will find recipes, revelations, and stories that express an exuberant love for life, and a sacred celebration of the land. Have a seat at Mungibeddu’s Table and let the feast begin.
Mungibeddu’s Table is currently in production. More details coming soon!