Vastedda Beef Spleen Sicilian Sandwich

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ANTICA FOCACCERIA San FRANCESCO
 
PALERMO
 
The MECCA of PANE e MILZA
 
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VASTEDDA
 
 
 
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ANTICA FOCCACERIA S. FRANCESCO
 
PALERMO
 
 
 
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Pane Meusa
 
FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO
 
PALERMO
 
 
 
Vastedda is the traditional Sicilian bread used to prepare the Pani ca meusa, a sandwich of veal spleen. It often also includes toppings of Caciocavallo and ricotta cheese. It is most common in the city of Palermo.
In Gratteri, near Palermo, a fried version called Vastedda fritta is also made. The vastedda fritta is recognized by Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry as a traditional product and is listed into the official list of traditional Italian agricultural and food product.
 
The term Vastedda or Vastella in Sicilian indicates also different traditional kinds of cheese like Vastedda della Valle del Belice and Vastedda palermitana both recognized by Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry as a traditional product and listed into the official list of traditional Italian agricultural and food product.
 
 
 
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My ARANCINI (Rice Ball) and PANE MEUSA
at FOCACCERIA San FRNCESCO
PALERMO , SICILY
Summer 2017
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Foccaceria Ferdinando
 
Carroll Gardens Brooklyn
 
New York
 
 
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FERDINANDA’S
The ONLY PLACE to Get a Great VASTEDDA in The Whole of NEW YORK
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VASTEDDA
 
FOCACCERIA FERDINANDO
 
Union Avenue
 
BROOKLYN , NEW YORK
 
 
with Author Daniel Bellino “Z”
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My Old Pal VINNY (R)
At the old La FOCACCERIA
On 1st AVENUE
The EAST VILLAGE NEW YORK
Vinny used to make the BEST VASTEDDI in TOWN and was the only one to make this great SICILIAN Treat from PALERMO in Manhattan. There were a few guys making them in BROOKLYN , but Vinny made the only VASTEDDA in Manhattan, along with the Best SFINGIONE in town (true SICILIAN PIZZA) , and ARANCINI (Sicilian Rice Balls),  Lasagna Cacatti (Sicilian Lasagna, and tasty LENTIL & ESCAROLE SOUP. “Dam I miss Him (Vinny) and his VASTEDDI.”
Now the only good VASTEDDA in the CIty of New York is at FERDINANDA’S FOCACCERIA in Carroll Gardens Brookly. They make them at JOE’S of AVENUE U, but they’re not that good over there, so apart from heading almost 4, 00 miles to PALERMO to get one, your only choice is Ferdinanda’s, and trust me, “they’re just as good as in Palermo.”
 
 
 
 
ROCKY BASILE
 

Schietta o maritata?

 
 
 
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ROCKY BASILE
 
Making Pane Muesa at The VUCCIRIA
 
PALERMO
 
SICILY

 

 
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ROCKY della VUCCERIA
 
VASTEDDA
 
 
 
 
 
More STREET FOOD
 
In PALERMO
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GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
 
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
 
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
 
Giuseppina Salemi Bellino
 
Also
 
Zia Helena Cavallo
 
Lucia Bellino
 
e Francis Bellino
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