year, at the end of July, there is the festival of the “fish
of Acitrezza”, or as everybody calls it: the “padellone
". A massive frying pan is put on the beach in a beautiful
view: behind the island of “ciclopi” and the church of
the Saint John the Baptist. Within the “padellone” olive oil
is put in the pan and when it’s hot, the fishes are put
in it. Then, the chefs are ready to work: crispy fishes are ready to be served to the crowd, who comes from
everywhere. It is a delight to see the people appreciate the
goodness of the sea of Trezza. When the first portion is eaten
the second one is just ready and so on, until that all the fish is
gone. The famous “fritto misto” that is a selection of
fried fishes is the special meal offered to the crowd who comes
every year to try it.
This tradition started at the end of 80’s, this was
to show that Acitrezza has not only good fish, but also
it is famous for the cooking.
organizers of the “padellone” have a dream: make a bigger frying pan, because they believe that will
improve the flow of foreigners who come to see and try the cooking. This can only happen thanks to the people of Acitrezza
and their famous limpid cyclopean sea.
2000-2002 Grasso Giovanni - Antonio Guarnera. Tradotto da Mario Grasso.
Translated by Mario Grasso. Tutti i diritti sono riservati. All rights reserved.
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