Calia and simenza

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The calia and simenza are a typical street food sold by street vendors during religious festivals and processions. They are found throughout the year and in summer you consume during the film shows in arenas.
The "calia" are precisely roasted chickpeas in dialect "caliati" and savory.

The "simenza" are dried pumpkin seeds roasted and salted.

Today it is found throughout the year at the fish stalls of street vendors in the atria or markets that sell calia and simenza but also peanuts (the American nucidda), almonds, nuts, pistachios.
When I was little and the calia simenza ate once a year during the feast of S. Agata, our patron saint, together with nougat rigorously prepared in house.

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