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August 15th, 2007

savor: Italy/ Palermo, Sicily

Via Pannieri, 28

At the entrance of Palermo’s legendary Vucciria market is a small friggitoria that specializes in panelle, fried fritters made with chickpea flour. They also sell excellent crocche, potato croquettes (they have mint inside them in the summer months when the herb is plentiful), and slices of grilled eggplant with olive oil, salt, and a sprinkling of parsley.
Owner: Francesco Paulo Minà. Ask him anything about the Palermo food scene.
The man in the framed photo that looks like Francesco: the father, who open Minà in 1934.
Ideal mid-morning snack: a sandwich of panelle and baby octopus.
Six steps: and you are inside the Vucciria market.

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