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Delicious Sicily: Part 2- Palermo Market and Cooking at Massimo Villas

This is probably the highlight of my Sicilian trip and it’s because of the wonderful home cooking experience. Since the cooking was in the evening, we decided to visit Palermo, more precisely the street market, yipeeee! Before I start, I’ll share the video of the home cooking, Private Chef, Cefalu by Joolzy on for those who prefer to watch rather than to read. Julian did a great job in delivering the true atmosphere of the evening in his short video, and I’m looking forward to seeing more videos  on the rest of the trip soon. So now let’s move on to the market. The market we went to is Ballarò in Palermo. Living in Istanbul, I’m used to the bustles and shouts of vendors but in Sicily they were a lot louder, making strange whistles and tunes! There are so many photos of foods but I can’t and won’t share them all. There was a huge variety of produce and some of them had odd shapes and sizes or were strange like this snake-like long zucchini, cucuzza. What caught my attention …

Vegetable Lasagna / Vinkara Öküzgözü – Boğazkere

It is so much fun cooking and eating with people who are passionate about good eating and good life. As what I am trying to do with my blog is to cook, eat and drink with other people, I created a “Guests Cooking” page where I was thinking of writing stories about cooking with friends, families, people I know or even total strangers who want to cook for me and eat with me. And the first posting happened to be of the French couple, Julien and Emma, who stayed with us for a few days and recently started on their month-long adventure around Turkey. What incredibly pleasant people they were! They were good examples of beautiful human beings, full of knowledge and passion for everything including history, language, sociology, science, computer, and food, etc., and hearts for sharing, caring and learning. Especially, Julien is multi-talented, currently working as a shepherd, a French shepherd! Fromage! fromage!, but unfortunately his farm is for meat not for cheese.