This was taken in a store of Sicilian tasty goods.
Sicily’s complex history with several dominations has been marked by and has left its mark in architecture, landscapes, culture, and customs. But nowhere is it more evident than in the food.
Greeks brought grapes and olives and introduced the incumbent population to wine making.
Romans introduced fava beans, chick peas, lentils and some forms of pasta and devoted huge areas of previously forested land to grain production.
Arabs brought almonds, aniseed, apricots, artichokes, cinnamon, oranges, pistachio, pomegranates, saffron, sesame, spinach, sugarcane, water melon and rice.
They introduced many tastes that are now considered typically Sicilian, including the sweet and sour combinations of raisins and pine-nuts with vegetables and fish that form the basis of several common dishes.
They also started a long Sicilian love affair with sweets, including ice cream and granita (made with snow from Etna and other mountains), marzipan and candied fruits. Arabs also introduced the most advanced farming and irrigation techniques and distilled grape must to create grappa.
Normans and Hoenstaufen brought some of their northern European innovations including the rotating skewer for cooking meat and air salting of fish. The French who followed them brought a legacy of chefs for the aristocracy.
Apart from putting the final touches to sweet specialities such as the Cassata, the Spanish brought many vital ingredients of today’s Sicilian diet. The New World provided chilli and sweet peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and maize and all of these were incorporated into existing recipes so that they would now be unimaginable without them.
Today, you will eat very well all over Sicily. One telling characteristic is that you will rarely eat anything that has not been produced within a few miles of where you are sitting. The freshest fish on the coast, the tastiest meats and cheeses in the interior and a huge range of vegetables, fruits and fungi, all with a richness of flavour that you just don’t find at the supermarket!
Whether you prefer the traditional fare of the simplest local trattoria, or the more sophisticated and elaborate dishes on offer in a range of modern restaurants all over the island, such is the pride that Sicilians take in their cooking that you will rarely be disappointed.
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snunney (101706) 2013-10-24 1:15
A colourful graphical composition, though it is difficult to guess exactly what it depicts. Well framed and perfectly exposed. Excellent saturated colours.
Silvio1953 (146725) 2013-10-24 1:41
Ciao Daniel, lovely and original composition, beautiful graphic, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
danos (99870) 2013-10-24 1:44
nice the view of this colourful neon construction over the native store in Sicilia.I like the well chose POV as the excellent light management of the image.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-24 3:06
stunning visual.love the bright colors ,the framing and the idea.great presentation too.fantastic light management.
CLODO (34928) 2013-10-24 3:31
very attarctive colored X and Y well enhanced bt the black background.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-24 3:49
a super execution and crop this. A perfect mix of lines and colours that is so retro and could grace the wall of any Andy Warhol gallery. Magic!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (82891) 2013-10-24 5:05
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'aime les jeux de lumières et celui-ci est particulièrement bien cadré et d'une très grande netteté.
claudeD (39873) 2013-10-24 6:41
very fine picture from Taormina. Very colorful and graphical. I like your contribution to TE very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (145224) 2013-10-24 6:53
Fantastique compo et effet quelle vue ces tubes colorés sont mervielleux quelle couleur et effet graphsique sueprbe comme tout cela ressort.
Bravo et amitié
goodwill (4226) 2013-10-24 8:56
A shot of great observation, Daniel.
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-24 19:10
Vivid and colorful to say the least, this really stands out! The neon lighting has been exposed perfectly to be precise and crisp, and looks great against the black background. Hard to know what this is exactly, but that's what helps make it all the more intriguing...letting ones imagination take over. :) Sharp and well envisioned to create a bright and imaginative image. Nicely seen and presented. Great notes too. Have a great day ahead.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-24 22:45
Belle exploitation, très graphique et colorée, de ces tubes de lumière.
carlo62 (50872) 2013-10-24 23:08
una Sicilia che non ti aspetti, originale scatto, con un eccellente esposizione per questo arcobaleno di luci.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-25 2:37
I love it!Strong,vivid colors and simple lines going through the frame and the visual effect is simply stunning.Nothing more needed for an original and creative composition!
Have a nice weekend
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-25 3:14
What an original and eye-catching post from you! Love the visual effect created by the graphical colorful lights here. Cool post! Well managed and composed.
adramad (46986) 2013-10-25 9:22
Sensational graphics which give these lights, also the image is very attractive for its strong chromaticism, a rainbow of color.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a great weekend.
rbassin (23417) 2013-10-25 9:25
une très belle photo, les couleurs et le graphisme sont dynamiques.
Bien vu, c'est original.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-10-26 0:00
beautiful compostion, good light management and colors.
delpeoples (58836) 2013-10-27 2:23
This is a very different composition for your Gallery, it looks very modern and full of graphism. I like it a lot. Your note is wonderfully descriptive of the varied history of Sicily and its influences on the food of the region. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely Sunday.
abmdsudi (55658) 2013-10-27 7:52
Great find from out of nothing! credit to your eagle's sharp eye, where we are drawn to the stunning array of mouth-watering colours to strike the right notes aided by dark back ground making these strikingly standout even more. Wonderful and pleasure to view, Congrats
adores (45889) 2013-11-02 15:48
A nice and eye catching detail! You framed it well and the colours and graphism are great!
Hansaphotos (8257) 2013-11-05 13:31
A wonderful display of colours. A nice composition and a fine graphical effect. Great work!