Massimo and I, with our friends Igor and Maria Pia, was again at the open market Capo, but this time with a group of 23 people from Kansas City-USA ( Slow Food KC ) to help our friend Jude to show them the market.
They are really nice people and we spent a very beautiful morning.
We tasted many different kind of food, like the Frittola (beef bits cooked in the lard, that a man with a particular basket take and put in a piece of paper),
or the Sfincione ( a particular pizza, with tomato-sauce, onions, anchovies, cheese and bread crumbs), olives (green and black), and bread with spleen and cheese. They really liked all!
We see many kind of fruit, and fish, tables with bread, counter with meet, table with aromas (oregano, saffron, raisins, cinnamon, etc).
And finally we was in the pastry-shop where we finded the “frutta martorana” (fruit of marzipan) and the “Pupa a cera” (puppet of sugar) typical during the day of the “Celebration of the Deads” (2th of November).
We see together the beautiful church of Sant’ Anna, in Barocco style, they was really impressed!
When we was out of the open market, we went at the “Antica trattoria del Monsù”, and had a really good lunch with a rich Menù (pasta with anchovies, “pasta alla Norma” with tomato and aubergines, “panelle e cocchè”, “caponata” with aubergines and a particular sweet and sour sauce, tripe, etc).
This was really a beautiful and rich of emotions day!
p.s. excuse my English grammar!
foto di Igor Scalisi Palminteri