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Sep 29, 2016

Globetrotter: Destination Sicily

The sweet and sour flavors of Sicily—Living la vita agrodolce

Poised at the tip of Italy's boot, the tiny island of Sicily (but still the biggest in the Mediterranean) has absorbed some sizeable changes in its cooking over the centuries. The island’s central location and abundant natural resources made it a prime target for invasion. Ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs from North Africa, Normans from Northern Europe, and aristocrats of medieval Spain all left delicious traces of flavors from home in the pantries of Sicily's cooks. Today, the island's cusine still stands apart from mainland Italy. 

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The sweet and sour flavors of Sicily—Living la vita agrodolce

Poised at the tip of Italy's boot, the tiny island of Sicily (but still the biggest in the Mediterranean) has absorbed some sizeable changes in its cooking over the centuries. The island’s central location and abundant natural resources made it a prime target for invasion. Ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs from North Africa, Normans from Northern Europe, and aristocrats of medieval Spain all left delicious traces of flavors from home in the pantries of Sicily's cooks. Today, the island's cusine still stands apart from mainland Italy. 

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