A Piece of History at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

May 22, 2015 838

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.

Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalric motifs, including scenes from the famous Chanson de Roland, an old epic poem based on the legendary Battle of Ronncevaux.

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Fonte: Magna Grece

 

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