The Biz Beat: Palermo brings Sicilian cooking to San Jose

Aug 07, 2022 268

BY: Robert Eliason

One of the greatest culinary marriages came about when dried pasta, introduced by the Arabs to Sicily in the 12th century, met tomatoes grown from seeds brought to 16th century Spanish Palermo after Hernán Cortés gathered them from Montezuma’s gardens.

Regardless of its international foundations, red sauces and pasta dishes have come to define popular Italian cuisine. Palermo Italian Restaurant, at 791 Auzerais Ave. in San Jose, stays true to that tradition with its take on great Sicilian dishes.

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