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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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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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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