November 7, 2011

A Passion for Palermo - it's OFFAL

I always adore taking people to the Capo market in Palermo, which is still very alive.
Just outside the gate of the market is the " Man with the Basket" seen in many of the food video's of people that eat anything!

I also adore the guy- his basket of mystery meat--- tastes good!

Frittole vendor at Capo Market

You can get in on a roll, like Patty did-

or like me- just on a piece of paper!

Heading down to the Vucceria after we toured the Capo market- there is one of my favorite vendors of the Panino con Milza ( spleen).  It is slowly braised in lard and then served topped with caciocavallo cheese.

I adore how delicately he prepares the sandwich

The vibrant colors of the market always give me such pleasure--

I hope you all get down here to discover Palermo.

will be posting daily while here-- to keep you drooling!


  1. Super! You've convinced me.

  2. A foodies paradise!! I must visit sometime soon..

  3. Anonymous11:35 PM

    And drool we will!

  4. This is fantastic. Can't wait to read more. :)

  5. Great!Thanks for sharing this post.

  6. I constantly look forward to you new issue of your blog. My grandparents came from, they always said, Siciliy, but I'm thinking it was very Southern Italy. The only records I find are Caraffa di Cantanzaro. So anyway,no one cooked like Grandma and my dream is to some day visit Italy. Your blog, your posts, recipes and everything take me there every time you post. Thank you so much. I really envy you.

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