Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Sami

March 27, 2014

Tags: Sami, tunisia, palermo, sicily, bangla sonar, fast food, gorgeous

Look. I mean, really. This is Sami, from Tunisia.
I left thinking, now I know where the good-looking Sicilians get their good looks from.

Bangla Sonar, Via Maqueda 258, Palermo, Italy

March 27, 2014

Tags: bangla sonar, indian, ethnic, fast food, palermo, via maqueda, tunisino, tunisian, bangladesh, food, muslim, moslem

Two guys from Tunisia and Bangladesh serve bi-national fast food.
The largest foreign population of Palermo are the people from Bangladesh. Every time I walk home from the Teatro Massimo neighborhood, down Via Maqueda to the corner of Via Napoli, I pass this one fast food place, Bangla Sonar, that emits the most delicious aromas of spices unknown to me. It's a clean, well-lit (more…)

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