52 Reasons to Love Sicily
#45. You Always Know What’s In Season. In Sicily, just look around and you’ll know what crops are being harvested and what you should order for dinner, because on many street corners, you’ll see the farmer selling his current bounty. Here, it’s garlic and onions, so it’s late spring. In early summer, it will be zucchini flowers, cucuzza, and basil (for example). In late summer, watermelon, tomato, and eggplant. September other melons. In October, you’ll see porcini mushrooms and chestnuts. There is a long list to go by, but really, just look around, and then be sure to order that vegetable or fruit when you are dining out because it’s bound to be good.