Sampling Italian street food at salsa Greenpoint

Aug 24, 2021 277

BY: Geoff Cobb

It is paradox that although many of the most iconic Italian dishes were created in Naples, Italy, the quintessential food of Naples, its street food, is still largely unknown in Brooklyn. Mike Bancale, chef, and co-owner at Salsa Greenpoint, is passionate about ending this local ignorance by introducing Brooklynites to the delicious street food of his home city.  

Street food reflects Southern Italy’s culinary folkways and traditional ingredients. Naples is a poor city and many of the locals rarely go to restaurants, which largely exist for the tourists. Many of Naples’ most beloved street dishes were created in the city’s poorest areas and perhaps no other city in Italy loves its street food more than Naples, where locals live much of their lives in the streets. 

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