In Sicily, Market to Class to Table

Nov 25, 2014 1193

There is plenty for tourists to take in at the Ortigia market in Syracuse, Sicily: the distinctly southern Italian hum of the crowd; spices and vegetables so diverse they could color a rainbow and the calm blue sea in the distance.

But just wandering around this site, where Archimedes is said to have once helped the Greeks fight the Romans, and buying a few peaches is not the sort of authentic culinary experience that many visitors seek. That is where the chef Lele Torrisi steps in. He leads gastronomy-focused travelers around to teach them how to shop and then prepare delicious Sicilian food.

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