Fish Story: Morning at the Catania, Sicily Fish Market

I grew up with a narrow definition of fish. Fish was something that you got when you couldn’t have chicken or beef. Where I grew up, in the Midwestern US, fish was walleyed pike or something that was made by the unseen hand of Mrs. Paul. I had to get into my teens to experience seafood and into my twenties to realize that raw fish, in the form of sushi, was not only edible but delicious.

But now, I am closing in on the apogee, way past galaxies of mussels and octopus, past uni, to perhaps the farthest point in fishspace, the market in Catania, Sicily, A’ Piscaria Mercato del Pesce. Here are some pictures.

Also, have a look at our video: A Day in Sicily

Fish Monger - Catania, Sicliy Fish Market
Fish Monger – Catania Fish Market  (c) 2016 Russell Johnson

 

Bringing Home the Bacon - Catania, Sicily
Bringing Home the Bacon – Catania, Sicily – (c)2016 Russell Johnson

 

Fish Monger - Catania Fish Market - (c) 2016 Russell Johnson
Fish Monger – Catania Fish Market – (c) 2016 Russell Johnson

 

Catania, Sicily Fish Market
Let’s Make a Deal – Catania, Sicily Fish Market – (c)2016 Russell Johnson

 

 

100 Year Old Man - Catania, Sicily (c)2016 Russell Johnson
100 Year Old Man – Catania, Sicily (c)2016 Russell Johnson

 

Old Friends - Catania, Sicily Fish Market
Old Friends – Catania, Sicily Fish Market – (c) 2016 Russell Johnson

The man on the right claims he is 100 years old.

Seafood Dish - Catania, Sicily
Lunch:  Seafood Dish – Catania, Sicily (c)2016 Russell Johnson

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