Category Street food

Magnificent Monreale Cathedral, an amazing cloister followed by a beef spleen sandwich

The Cathedral of Monreale in Monreale, Sicily, exceeded my high expectations.  Until I have a chance to write more, I’ll tease you with a few photos of the mosaics and cloister.  Dating from around 1200, the cathedral and it’s art are pristinely preserved. After a day in Monreale, we returned to Palermo and furthered our […]

A taste of Palermo: street food, a curly tail cat, and Jesus Christ Superstar

Palermo is a delicious mix of Norman, Arabic, Byzantine, Baroque and Renaissance–and the street food reflects the multicultural heritage of the city.  Our day was full of Byzantine mosaics with interludes of studiously eating as many types of street food  as possible.  I look forward to lovingly describing the outstanding art and architecture of Palermo when I […]

See Naples and die

You know how when someone goes to Las Vegas, people nudge each other and say knowingly “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”?  Well in Italy, if you’re going to Naples people say “Vedi Napoli e poi muori!”—See Naples and die!  Well I’m sure this is meant as a compliment, as in “OMG I’ve seen […]

I’ll just have to wait for the arancini

I had a jones for Italian street food on my lunch break.  Normally, I’m pretty disciplined about eating only what I pack from home, but damn, this was what crack addiction must feel like.  I NEEDED ARANCINI.  There’s a place by my job called L’Appetito that I walked past for years but never eaten in […]