Barrels and barrels of Marsala wine (from ThinkSicily)
Let’s go back to discovering a little more about Sicilia!
Our own mlla, MN continues, “Sicily has been a grain-producing territory for the Ancient Romans. As today, oranges, lemons, olives, capers, almonds and pistachio, grapes and figs, but also tomatoes, eggplants and peppers broccoli are just a part of its large agricultural production. To be noted the production of cheese namely the famous Ricotta, the Pepato or the Caciocavallo. Honey is also produced in large quantities and flavors due to the richness of the flora.
Fisheries represent another part of the economy as well as tourism, the latter, due to beauty of the natural landscapes, the baroccan cities, the numerous archeological sites and of course the food and the wines like Nero d’Avola or Marsala or the sweet Passito and Zibibbo are known world wide.
At the end of your dinner you will likely to be offered the tasty Almond flavored white wine.Tourists and voyagers can enjoy the typical dishes like the home made pastas recipes: Pasta alla Norma (named out of Vincenzo Bellini opera), Pasta con le sarde, Pasta con acciughe e finocchietto, as well as the famous Arancini, la Caponata, le Melanzane alla parmigiana, not to mention the well known pastries and cakes: Cannoli siciliani, Cassata, Frutta Martorana and the Modica chocolate to name a few.”
Thank you MN for your contribution to Sicilia Part 3!
“Marsala, wine town and landing point of Garibaldi’s 1000 men”
“Ricotta Salata cheese” Everyday Food Ricotta 4/17/2014
“Cannoli Siciliani” bakepedia 3/3/2014