Annies Italian culture corner: Palermo
This week we are going to travel to Palermo, the regional capital of Sicily.
Historically an important cultural center, Palermo has been home for different civilizations throughout history (Romans, Arabs, Normans, ...), which is what has given the city its rich artistic heritage (much of it declared world heritage by UNESCO) as well as a unique cuisine.
Much of the citys Mediterranean aspect is cherished in its historical street markets: these are the places where you can really breath peoples everyday life.
And the market its not only the place where to go to buy food, but as well the place where to eat food! Something traditionally found here is the famous Sicilian “street food”. You can find calfs spleen sandwiches, fried potato croquettes and, of course, one of the most traditional Sicilian snacks, Arancine, which are delicious balls of saffron rice with a heart of meat ragout or cheese!
Delicious, right? No need to buy a ticket to Sicily to try them out, you can taste a bite-sized version of these Arancine in our Antipasterias planks (link to our online menu)!
Another dish that can be found in the area is the Parmigiana di melanzane (link to our online menu), a delicious dish made with sliced eggplants (deep-fried in the tradition, but also grilled in some other versions) layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Of course Palermo is home to all those who love sweet desserts full of candied and dried fruit, chocolate and sweetened ricotta cheese, like cassata.
Hungry yet? Taste our Sicilian dishes in Annies and Annies Antipasteria!
And now lets dive into the city!