Sicilian Street Food Sellers are usually based in their home towns, like the top photo of a fresh fruit salad “macedonia” seller, based in Palermo.
Shot at night in the streets of Palermo during the various festivals. Sicily Street Food Sellers is a 3 year photography project captured in colour and began in 2016.
Rocky Basile “il Re della Vucciria”. The Basile family has been preparing sandwiches with spleen “Pane ca’ Meusa” for almost 70 years, just think that in the meantime three generations have followed one another. The mobile stall goes back and forth between the Vucciria market and Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Pane ca’ Meusa, Palermo
Chestnuts “castagne” roasted with coarse salt on street corners in the caliator – chestnut BBQ roast cooker.
On the streets of Palermo, skewered spirals sizzle atop grills, beckoning passersby with the aroma of fire-cooked meat. This is stigghiola, a Sicilian delicacy consisting of a mixture of lamb, goat or veal intestines cut into small discs. Since the offal’s juices will provide plenty of flavor, vendors known as stiggiholaros lightly season their offerings by stuffing them with chopped onions and parsley. Once the stigghiola becomes crispy, the vendor simply adds squeezed lemon juice.
“raspado” shaved ice, Palermo
Raspado shaved ice is made from frozen water that is doused in syrups, whereas granita siciliana italian ice is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings or from frozen fruit juices and has a similar texture to a sorbet.
Pane, panelle e crocchè a simple but really tasty stuffed sandwich. Panelle are delicious pancakes made from a mixture of chickpea flour, water, parsley and salt which are placed inside a sesame bread bun together with crocchè, small potato croquettes flavored with parsley and pepper.
Fresh fruit salad “macedonia” seller and a mobile ape van “gelato” seller, Festa di Santa Rosalia, Palermo