Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

We Arrived In Sicily From Milan, Hungry. Time To Try A Sicilian...

There Are Three Foods We Neglected To Try While In Sicily, Horse...

We Passed Through The Famous Fish Market By The Central Fountain, But...

The Other One Was The Flower Buds From Squash, And This One...

We Searched Out A Highly-Recommended Restaurant And It Became Our Favourite

The Pasta Al Norma Is Their Signature Dish, Considered To Be The...

On Our Last Visit To Trattoria Di De Fiore We Were Lucky...

Arancine Filled With Pistachios! I Never Tried These But They Sounded Interesting...

Neither Of Us Has A Sweet Tooth, But Once I Tried This...

We Couldn't Leave Catania Without Trying A Pizza At Least Once -...

No One Shares A Pizza Here, No Matter That They Are Huge,...

I Figured If A Sweet Shop Survives Since 1897, Their Pastries Must...

Did I Mention The Prevalence Of Pistachios In Sicily? I Sure Did!

Just Look At The Variety Of Fillings In These Biscuits

And The Tempting Fresh Fruit On Mouthwatering Tarts

Believe It Or Not, These Fruits Are Actually Marzipan Confections Made To...

When In Sicily, One Must Try Cannoli, Pastries Stuffed With Sweeten Ricotta,...

Time To Try One, Just Filled With The Ricotta So That The...

Anil's Smile Says It All After His First Bite!


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Sicily chapter on Food and Drink has to say about Sicilian cuisine:

“If food isn’t already one of your prime motivations for visiting Sicily, it should be! Over the centuries, Sicilian chefs have combined culinary influences from mainland Italy, north Africa, and countless other places, with tasty and unexpected indigenous twists to create a unique cuisine, one of the world’s most magnificent.

Hit Catania for one of Sicily’s most beloved first courses, pasta alla Norma (pasta topped with eggplant, basil, fresh ricotta and tomatoes).”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

During our last meal at our favourite restaurant in Milan, we happened to mention that we were leaving the next day for Sicily. I’ll never forget the look on the owner/chef’s face when he exclaimed, “But the food, the food, it’s the best in all of Italy!”

Unfortunately, like all regions close to or surrounded by the sea, there is an emphasis on fish and seafood. Unfortunately, this cuisine is not too our liking so we are often scrambling to find dishes that we can not only eat, but enjoy too. However, this was not the case in Sicily. We fell in love with the pasta dishes, the pizzas and most of all the vegetarian delights – many focusing on roasted eggplant. Enough said, we ate like kings everywhere we went.

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