Mangia e Bevi

, from Issue #90. April, 2020
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Mangia e Bevi
Mangia e Bevi

Known as “eat and drink” in Palermo, this is a super-simple and totally delicious bite to serve alongside a large glass of something cold.


12 spring onions, root end trimmed off and halved lengthways
sea salt and ground pepper
12 slices streaky bacon
1 lemon



Season the onions then put two halves back together. Wrap a slice of bacon around each one from end to end. 

Place on a preheated barbecue grill or in a large sauté pan and cook, turning occasionally, until the bacon is cooked and crispy and the spring onions are wilted. 

Remove from the grill and slice each one into 3cm pieces. Place on a serving plate and top with a squeeze of lemon juice, a grind of pepper and some sea salt. Serve immediately. Makes 12