Special items from Sicily
- Joe MacBu May 21, 2009 04:43 AM
I have a friend visiting Sicily.
I am in New York.
He is willing to bring back any food that we can't get here.
Do you have suggestions for anything special?
sun-dried pomodori di Pachino
canned or jarred pomodori di Pachino
marmalade made from tarocchi oranges
estratto (strattu) di pomodoro -- superrich tomato paste
jars of marinated vegetables, tuna-filled small hot red peppers
there must be some good artisanal pastas
capperi di Pantelleria
Capers in salt AND caper berries
A good local olive oil
Anchovies with peperoncini
Chocolate from Modica
Coming home, my suitcase will filled with food. I even managed to bring home some delicious smoked swordfish which I had vacuum packed. There's some fabulous cheese around - anything aged is ok through customs.