Sicily

Renée Restivo, of Soul of Sicily, guides Andrew around the Italian island, where the people think of themselves as Sicilian first and Italian second. The local cuisine thrives on unique flavors.

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Mercato Ballaro

Andrew begins his tour of Sicily in the capital of Palermo, where he heads straight to the city's biggest and busiest market to sample the local eats. Andrew tries quarume, tripe and stomach and frittola (deep-fried mystery meats).

Piazza Ballar¿, 90134 Palermo, Italy

 
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Trattoria Ferro Di Cavallo

Next Andrew heads to a small eatery where the locals go to get a good meal. Andrew eats sardine meatballs with raisins and caponata, relish made with eggplant and peppers.

Via Venezia 20, 90133 Palermo, Italy

 
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Osteria D'Vespry

Andrew dines at one of the most expensive restaurants in town where reservations are hard to get. The chef is known for turning street food into a meal fit for a king. Andrew samples cow tongue, cow nerves pounded into a pate and beef cheek.

Piazza Croce dei Vespri 6, 90133 Palermo, Italy

 
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Artichoke Festival

Andrew heads to Cerda, a town known for its glorious orchards and market garden. It's also known as the home of the artichoke. He eats fresh grilled artichoke at the festival.

Cerda, Italy

 
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Nasca's Artichoke Restaurant

Andrew goes to a family restaurant that has artichokes made in dozens of different ways. At Nasca's, Andrew eats fried, roasted, and marinated artichokes as well as an artichoke frittata.

Cerda, Italy

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Antonio's Extra Bar

Andrew caps off his meal of artichokes with -- what else? -- artichoke gelato on a bun.

Cerda, Italy

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Eleonora's House

Andrew's next stop is eastern Sicily on the slopes of a volcano where the Sicilian Julia Child will teach him to make chocolate rabbit -- fricasseed rabbit simmered in chocolate with a side of cinnamon pudding.

Via Contemare 9, 95039 Viagrande CT, Italy

 

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