Travel and Culture in Sicily
The gastronomy from Palermo is many centuries old and this has contributed to improving and enriching its recipes and tastes. A big variety of fragrances and ingredients mix well together: a refined and a poor cookery, recipes for fish and meat dishes, the meeting between sweet and spicy dishes characterize the cooking from Palermo.
Among the typical courses we recommend you the pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), the sformato di anelletti al forno and other many cooking specialities based on vegetables, as the caponata di melanzane (a sort of aubergine pie).
Also the panelle are very tasty (a kind of bread rolls prepared with chickpea flour) and the moffolette, flat bread rolls baked in a wood-burning oven, which can be stuffed at your pleasure.
Among the typical sweets, we advise you the cassata, the cannoli con ricotta (pastry rolls with ricotta), the torrone con le mandorle (almond nougat) and the pasta reale (marzipan).
To end up with, you cannot miss the Sicilian ice-cream and the typical sorbetto.
Palermo photographies kindly granted by HalisaClub- Palermo