My husband just surprised me with a trip to Italy for my 40th birthday. We leave in 2 weeks and will be in Rome and Sicily (we will have a car in Sicily). We appreciate good food and wine, prefer local restaurants that aren't filled with tourists and places not specifically for vegetarians since they often don't incorporate the best of the local cuisine. Any reccomendations?
We are big cooks and will also be looking for markets with a good selection of local ingredients (packaged) to bring back to the States (Olive oil, dried mushrooms, etc).