Do you know pasta alla norma? ?
Pasta alla norma or in the Sicilian slang pasta “c’a Norma” has its origin in Catania’s tradition according to which something cool and amazing is called “Norma”. It is said that a Sicilian playwright, eating a plate of pasta with eggplants once said: “È una Norma!”. That’s the origin of the name.
Wanna know the ingredients?
Rigatoni pasta with eggplant, fresh ricotta salata cheese, tomatoes, pomodoro sauce and basil!
Arancini – are stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs, and fried. Arancini are usually filled with ragù (meat sauce), tomato sauce, mozzarella, and/or peas. Although there are various fillings and shapes of that delicious balls, like arancini con burro (béchamel sauce), or specialty arancini, such as arancini con funghi (mushrooms), con pistacchi (pistachios), or con melanzane (aubergine).
You’ll find arancini sold as street food throughout the Italian peninsula, but they truly belong to Sicily. They’re just plain delicious.
Buon appetito! :))