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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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

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

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

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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