PHOTO: The coast of Sicily, Italy (Photo via Flickr/Scott Wylie)
The region of Sicily in Italy is extremely well known for its sensational food.
Trafalgar Tours breaks down all you need to know about Sicilian cooking.
Sicilian cuisine is all about fresh, authentic food full of flavors. Over the years, many travelers who passed through Sicily brought a variety spices and dishes that has made Sicilian cooking what it is today.
Per a Trafalgar blogger, “sitting at the heart of Sicilian cooking is the refusal to overwork ingredients.” Dishes are simple but still delicate and of course delicious.
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Fish has been in abundant, so naturally, seafood has always been a popular feature of the cooking. However, it’s foods such as the sweet dessert of a cannoli and the delightfully filling arancini, which is a fried rice ball coated in breadcrumbs and filled with mozzarella, that truly makes Sicilian cuisine stand out.
Other amazing foods that are true Sicilian include caponata, a vegetable stew, and Pasta alla Norma.
According to a Trafalgar blogger, “raisins, oranges, capers, seeds, garlic, beans, lentils and nuts” are a staple in many dishes. As are the Marsala, Moscato and Pantelleria wines that are rich in flavor.
For more information on Sicilian cooking, visit the Trafalgar Tours blog here.