24 11, 2009

Fried Cardoons in Palermo's Ballaro' Market

2016-01-07T14:37:31+00:00 November 24th, 2009|Categories: Fried Foods, Sicily|5 Comments

It’s that time of year again: cardoon season. I spied them for the first time this fall a couple of weeks ago in the Testaccio Market in Rome where the raw plants were being sold by the bundle. On Friday in Palermo’s Ballaro’ Market […]

22 11, 2009

Frutta Martorana, Palermo's Famous Marzipan

2016-01-07T14:37:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2009|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Sicily, Sweets & Dessert|8 Comments

When you think of food and Christianity, it is items mentioned in the Old and New Testaments like figs, olives, fish, and bread that spring to mind. But at La Martorana in Palermo, food without a biblical precursor is synonymous with the church. […]

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