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The Musco family grocery store opened at the turn of the 20th century. Local farmers found the store a convenient place to sell their cheeses, pasta, polenta and tomatoes, and soon the Muscos grew a reputation for superior quality and selection. These relationships with local farmers continued even after the Muscos moved to New York, and survive to this today in the Vanita line of Italian-made products.
The largest of Italy's twenty provinces and the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily sits just off the "toe" of Italy's boot. Monuments the island's rich history abound, from the famed Valley of the Temples to the immaculate Byzantine mosaics at Cappella Palatina. The cuisine here claims a number of influences from across the Mediterranean world -- Greek, Spanish, French and Arab have all at one point inhabited the island, infusing it with their respective culinary traditions.