Cuccìa
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CucciaIt 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 wheat, seasoned with a little oil and in some parts of Sicily it is still eaten this way. Only later were ricotta cream or milk, chocolate and cinnamon, mustard and honey added. However, sweet or salted, eating cuccìa is a tradition that cannot be missed. Its origin is contended between Palermo and Syracuse, but both cities experienced the miracle of Santa Lucia that was invoked during a bad drought in 1624 (when the population was exhausted from hunger); when she made a ship loaded with wheat appear. And from the moment we continue to consume it as a votive offering to thank the Santa on her feast day.

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! 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 wheat, seasoned with a little oil and in some parts of Sicily it is still eaten this way. Only later were ricotta cream or milk, chocolate and cinnamon, mustard and honey added. However, sweet or salted, eating cuccìa is a tradition that cannot be missed. Its origin is contended between Palermo and Syracuse, but both cities experienced the miracle of Santa Lucia that was invoked during a bad drought in 1624 (when the population was exhausted from hunger); when she made a ship loaded with wheat appear. And from the moment we continue to consume it as a votive offering to thank the Santa on her feast day.    


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