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Mercato di Ballarò, Palermo, Sicily
Mercato di Ballarò, Palermo, Sicily
by Fabrizia Lanza



People line up at seven or eight in the morning to order a big dish of soup made with tripe and intestines. You can get panelle (pancakes made from chickpeas) hot from the vendor. They also sell the most famous panino—spleen stuffed in a bun, which you eat either ‘married,’ with ricotta, or ‘not married,’ which is pure. Via Ballarò near Via Albergheria

This story appeared in the January/February 2011 issue. See all of Fabrizia Lanza’s favorite places in Palermo.
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