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August 15th, 2007

savor: Italy/ Trapani, Sicily

Via Giudecca, 36

This unassuming cantina from the 1950s offers the city’s best traditional, Trapani-style couscous with fish broth (flavored with bay leaves and cinnamon). They top it with some perfectly prepared calamari fritti. Since 1980 it has been in the hands of Pino Maggiore, a frequent and important Slow Food collaborator.
Start with: bruschette con bottarga, thin slices of salted and pressed tuna roe.
If you’re still hungry after the couscous: pesce spada alla pantesca, swordfish with tomatoes, capers, oregano, and crushed almonds.

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