Mastazzola 2 - Fine Art Produzioni Mastazzola

“Mastazzolo” or “Mustazzolo” is a baked cookie with a hard dense texture that can be filled with honey (mastazzola di meli), cooked wine (mastazzola di vinucuttu) or prickly pear (mastazzola di ficudinii). The consumption of the

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Piacentinu ennese dop 2 - Consorzio tutela piacentinu ennese Piacentino Ennese DOP

Piacentino, in dialect called “piacentinu ennisi”, is produced in nine municipalities in the province of Enna. This cheese is one of the major elements of the typical local cuisine. On February 15, 2011, it received the Protecte

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Guastedda 1 Guastedda

A definite specialty from Enna is the “guastedda” also called “vastedda cu sammucu” or “nfigghiulata”. It is a cake with medieval origins that is abundantly stuffed with chunks of sausage and Tuma, but also can be filled in vari

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Maccu di favi 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Maccu di favi

It is a hearty peasant dish that originated in the province of Agrigento, but its preparation has spread throughout Sicily. It is a bean cream made with dried and shelled beans with long cooking time, so that when they are crush

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Cuccia Cuccìa

It is a typical dish from the Sicilian tradition closely related to December 13, the feast of Santa Lucia. Cuccìa is a pudding made from cooked wheat, seasoned to your liking. Originally the cuccìa was a simple soup of boiled wh

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Frascatula 1 Frascatula

The Frascatula is a thick cornmeal or maize polenta, spread throughout the island, it is prepared by pouring the flour in boiling water, cooking it for about ten minutes and then flavoring it with vegetables (such as borage, chi

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Zafferano Ennese 3 - Ororosso Ennese Saffron

Did you know that in Enna produces an alternative crop? It’s saffron, a precious spice with intense color known as “red gold”. Since the Middle Ages it was imported and in 1200 it was used as a bargaining chip instead of money.

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Buccellati 1 - Fine Art Produzioni Buccellati (Vurciddati)

They are typical Sicilian Christmas sweets, in Ennese dialect they are called “vurciddati” or “picciddata”. The term buccellato comes from the Latin “buccellatum” bread that is divided into buccelli, or pieces. It is a mixture o

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Pignolata 2 - Fine Art Produzioni Pignolata (Pignoccata)

Pignolata is a typical Southern Italian dessert and in particular in Sicily. It is a dessert that takes its name from its peculiar pinecone shape. This specialty is prepared throughout Sicily and is reminiscent of Neapolitan str

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Pasta ncasciata 2 Pasta ‘Ncasciata

Questa è una delle tante, prelibate, paste al forno che si preparano in Sicilia. La pasta ‘ncasciata alla siciliana è un piatto unico della tradizione ennese, realizzata con ingredienti molto gustosi, come cavolfiore, ragù di ma

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