In Italy, It is all about the food. ALWAYS

My love affair with Italy began and continues with he the food. Local produce does not travel 3000 miles from California to the East Coast. Wines with out sulfites. Aromas that come from alleys which have hidden gems of restaurants . Most of the photos below were taken in Sicily. Each region has their own specialties.

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The market in Catania

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Breakfast in Ericie, simple and good.

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Antipasti in Catania

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Malavasia, from Sicily. Almost impossible to find in the US, a great wine my wife fell in love with.

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Fresh fish in Catania.

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Cookies amazing. From a shop in Erice, Sicily.

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Pasta alla Norma.

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Ikea Beer!!!! No kidding, we found this in the Ikea store in Catania, Sicily. Also a great inexpensive place for lunch.

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Home cooked meal in Melilli with my wifes family.

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Limoncelloin the raw, Calabria

Pasta con pesto.

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A food truck with local specialties in Melilli. It is heavenly because it is in front of the church.

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St Sebastian Church, Melilli it keeps watch over the food truck.

Greg Speck 2016