"I Started slowly. I started my activity on June 1, 1964 and did not have the money to buy the almonds. I had only three pounds, three pounds of almonds to start a shop! And I did a little bit of sweets, and I started it!". From Bitter Almonds
«From three pounds of almonds», the legend of Maria Grammatico's Pasticceria was born which, in an enchanted corner of millennial Sicily, marks the perfect combination of art and taste, between tradition and flavor.
At Maria Grammatico Pasticceria you can find Cannoli, Sicilian Cassate, Almonds pastries, Jams and a lot more. You can relish all the products, alongside very good wines from Sicilian tradition, while learning the secrets of the culinary art from the hands of Maria Grammatico, in the fascinating Erice.
"There is so much tradition that is handed down: it's not all about me. The merit is also of others. I learned, yes, but it was the tradition in smoothing my way." From Bitter Almonds
"The almond paste is made with almonds, peeled and stripped. We used grinding it with a machine with a crank. After grinded, we weighed the sugar and water, and baked..." from Bitter Almonds
At the Pasticceria Maria Grammatico you can taste the flavor of pastries of yesterday, you will be able to touch the fruits of painstaking handwork, you will be able to contemplate and enjoy true work of art.
"My dream has always been to pass on my tradition and teach what I have learned from my experience"
Maria Grammatico's school of pastries art was born from the desire to teach the secrets Erice's and Trapani's patisserie art.
The school courses are open to all without any restriction of age and sex, anyone can learn the art hidden behind the products that have made famous Mrs. Maria Grammatico.