National Geographic : 1955 Jan
T Mediterranean Gourmets Love Octopus, 8-armed Delicacy of the Sea Vendors in Mondello, near Palermo, set up booths along the waterfront each Sunday to sell boiled octopus and squid for eating on the spot. Most succulent are the smaller octopuses (on plate). Big fellows, like the 4-armed cut shown here, may be rubbery and tough. © Kodachromes by Luis Marden, National Geographic Staff + Tomato Paste Dries and Thickens in Hot Syracusan Sunlight Tomatoes are pressed through sieves to form the paste for Italian sauces. Tomato conserve, prepared under summer sun, keeps well through the winter. Fresh slices drying on the board at left will be used in winter salads and garnishes.