Pollanca ( corn on the cob )

The color of the sun

Pollanca is the name the Palermitans give to the boiled corn bob. They can be found around the marketplaces inside big steaming pots but also in some mobile barrows or sold by peddlers on the beach. Indeed, the pollanca is mostly a summer food. These colorful peddlers are famous in the city for their “abbanniate” (shoutings) cried while crossing the hot beach, inviting clients to have a light and tasty appetizer. You can eat them sinking your teeth in the yellow corn grains and sucking the sweet water they are impregnated in.