Created in the eastern Sicilian city of Catania, Pasta alla Norma is quintessential Sicilian cuisine. While the recipe may vary depending on the household, the core ingredients of this classic remain the same: eggplant, basil, tomatoes and a wonderfully salty ricotta salata.
Made with cross-cut shanks of beef or veal, this is one Italy's most renowned (and of course delicious) braises. Serve with risotto, cripsy prosciutto and Grana Padano. Discover what you've been missing.
Not all pestos are green. Pesto comes from the Italian word Pestare, meaning to grind. In Sicily, the most famous pesto is pesto allá trapanese, from the Mediterranean town of Trapani, Sicily. Adding tomatoes and swapping pine nuts for almonds, Sicilians took the pesto alla genovese and made a dish that's uniquely their own.
Ditalini pasta is commonly used in many dishes throughout Sicily. Translated as 'small thimbles', Ditalini makes for a great macaroni and cheese. This creamy havarti dill mac & cheese recipe is a quick and delicious way to get your pasta fix!