Hands-on Sicily

Visiting the vibrant markets of Sicily is a crash course in Sicilian cuisine, the natural world, and culture all at once. Here, I’m in Il Capo market in Palermo getting a lesson on spatola (or spatula aka silver scabbarfish or lepidopus caudatus) from the fish monger. Spatola is a beautiful silver, long fish found in…

Our May 2016 Tour, Day 4: Palermo’s Markets

Going to the market to purchase the day’s freshest ingredients is an institution in Sicily. On Day 4 of our May 19-31, 2016 Experience Sicily with Chef Melissa Muller tour, we’ll be exploring Palermo’s open-air, foodie’s paradises right alongside the locals. You’ll see bright yellow lemons, emerald green fennel, and wrinkled dates. You’ll smell earthy…

Christmas Eve in Sicily is known as La Vigilia di Natale. Fish, such as sardines, tuna, and shrimp, are principally eaten in observance of this very holy eve. #lavigilia #chirstmaseve #feast7fishes #feastofthesevenfishes #pesce #sarde #sardines #fish #food #cibo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy #italia #sicilytourism #sicilytravel  #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #igerpalermo …