Linda Alessi: Sicily: A dream comes true, part III
I can recall one late afternoon after returning from a tour of Taormina, one of the loveliest places in Sicily, we had taken a detour on a small side road. We encountered a small pickup truck loaded with beautiful Sicilian eggplants; some were light purple and some white. The truck was parked, and we greeted the driver with our best “buon giorno.” We asked if we could buy some eggplant. Si signora, certamente. We chose six or seven and asked how much we owed him. To our surprise, he said he could not take any money. He said they were not his. They belonged to someone else, but we were welcome to take all we wanted. Somehow it seemed a strange way to do business. Eggplant was on our menu for several days in a multitude of recipes.
Updated Jul 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM